Prescribed burn workshop set for April 19-21 in Clinton

(03/31/23) CLINTON, La. — The LSU AgCenter prescribed burning workshop with burner certification has been scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 19-21.

AgCenter forestry agent Whitney Wallace said the workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the first two days and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station in Clinton.

“The workshop will provide essential information for conducting prescribed burns safely and legally in your timberlands,” she said. “Instructors will be from the AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.”

Topics on the first two days will include fuels, fire behavior, fire weather, fire ecology, burning techniques, smoke management, fire lane establishment, burn planning and more. A field exercise with a prescribed fire will be held on the second day, depending on the weather, she said.

The final day will cover Louisiana’s Certified Prescribed Burner Program.

“The class, passing an exam and burning experience are required for certification,” she said.

The workshop will be limited to the first 20 applicants. Long sleeve shirts, pants and closed-toed shoes are recommended for this workshop.

The registration fee is $110 per person and will cover lunches, refreshments, handouts and supplies, she said.

For more information, contact Wallace at 985-748-9381 or

Prescribed burn in the forest.

A prescribed burn being conducted at the Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station in Clinton. Photo by Johnny Morgan/LSU AgCenter

3/31/2023 4:15:25 PM
Rate This Article:

Have a question or comment about the information on this page?

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture