Prescribed Burning Workshop

Keith Hawkins  |  3/11/2016 8:47:20 PM

Thursday (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Friday (8 AM – 4:30 PM), Saturday (8 AM – 12 Noon), May 5, 6 &7, 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. Also follow Hawkins on @khawkbikeragent to see the latest AgCenter forestry and wildlife tweets.

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