Prescribed Burning Workshop May 16th-18th, 2017

Keith Hawkins  |  4/29/2017 4:26:19 PM

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Prescribed Burning Workshop Tuesday (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Wednesday (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Thursday (8 AM – 12 Noon), May 16-18, Hodges Gardens State Park, Florien, LA 71429

The SW LA Forestry Association, the LSU AgCenter, Louisiana State Parks, and the LA Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will be having a workshop to enable forest landowners to burn their lands safely and legally. Topics will include: fuels, burning techniques, proper tools, optimal weather conditions, smoke management, liability management, planning, fire behavior and more. The cost is $130. Class size is limited to the first 25 applicants. Please make check payable to: SW LA Forestry Association, and send to LSU AgCenter, PO Box 609, DeRidder, LA 70634.

Also, HGSP cabins 1-6 are the ones closest to the training venue and are available to attendees who want to avoiding commuting long distances. The number for reservations is 877-226-7652. A little info on the cabins:

  • All linens and towels are provided in the cabins, along with fully stocked kitchen.
  • Cabin 1 is very small – probably only 1 person comfortably or a couple that could share the bedroom.
  • Cabin 2 is a 2 bedroom – 1 queen, 2 twins and a fold out sofa sleeper.
  • Cabins 3-4 and 5-6 are the duplexes, 1 bedroom.
  • The 1 bedrooms are $85 per night and the 2 bedroom is $120.
  • Also, cabins 7-11 are available, but just a little further away. 7-10 are identical 1 bedrooms and 11 is a 2 bedroom.
  • Dorm accommodations are available in the training venue and has no charge, but you will have to bring your own linens.For more information, please contact Keith Hawkins, County Agent, 337-463-7006. Also, you may also obtain regular forestry and wildlife updates by sending your request by email to khawkins@agcenter.lsu.edu.
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