Meeting set to Explore Potential Benefits of a Local Prescribed Burn Association in Anderson County

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FRONTIER EXTENSION DISTRICT – A meeting has been scheduled for November 13th, 7:00 p.m., at the Community Building in Garnett, Kansas to discuss the benefits that a local Prescribed Burn Association could have in the community. Local producers are encouraged to attend the meeting and discuss the benefits of burning, the challenges of burning, and learn how a Prescribed Burn Association can assist in conducting a safe prescribed burn. FLYER

Grasslands constitute significant economic, biological, recreational, and aesthetic resources of statewide importance. Fire is essential to the maintenance and improvement of a large percentage of these acres. There are many benefits to conducting prescribed burns on grasslands every three to five years, including invasive species management, wildlife habitat improvement and improved grassland health. Working together, as a Prescribed Burn Association, landowners can achieve more successful and safer burns.

According to the Kansas Prescribed Fire Council, more than 95% of burns conducted by trained and cooperating association members stay within designated boundaries and less than 1% require fire department assistance.

Prescribed fire is a safe way to apply a natural process, ensure ecosystem health, and reduce wildfire risk. No other tool can so effectively remove the hazardous buildup of wild land fuels.

For more information, contact Rod Schaub, Frontier Extension District Agent, at 785.828.4438 or by email at: rschaub@ksu.edu.

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