Prescribed Burn Workshop

Burn at McKnight Prairie

A workshop to familiarize landowners and volunteers with prescribed burning techniques in grasslands.  Hosted by the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum with the assistance of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Your registration must be received by April 7 to hold your place in this workshop.

UPDATE: The burn workshop is now full.  Call or email Nancy Braker (507)222-4543(507)222-4543,,  if you want to be on the waiting list for this or future burn workshops.

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Carleton College - Cowling Arboretum
Northfield, Minnesota

This workshop is designed for private landowners and volunteers to learn the basics of prescribed burning in grassland situations.  Participants will learn about the role of fire in habitat management, basic prescribed burning methods, and will apply some methods in the field to hone their skills. A morning classroom session will be followed by an afternoon prescribed burn in the field (weather permitting).

To register, fill out the registration form and send it and your payment (checks only) to the Arboretum.  There is a charge of $20.00 for this workshop to cover materials.  A coffee/tea break will be provided; participants must provide their own lunch.

You must be 18 years of age to participate in this workshop.  All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver prior to participating in the training burn.