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Prescribed Fire Workshop

  • Fort Union Ranch Watrous, NM (map)

Workshop schedule

May 17th: 9am - 5pm

Introductory training and preparation

May 18th: 8am - 4pm

Burn day

May 19th: 8am - 4pm

Fire line management and mop up

This is a hands-on operational training to provide landowners with exposure to the skills to responsibly implement a prescribed burn from start to finish on private property. This workshop builds on last year’s classroom session, which introduced participants to the planning process of prescribed burning as a management tool. Attendance at last year’s workshop is not a requirement to join this workshop.

Participant groups will be paired with an experienced firefighter and embedded in the process for hands-on experience and Q&A.

You will learn how to:

  • Construct fire lines

  • Use a drip torch

  • Appropriately apply the resources most ranches have on hand (e.g. UTVs, water tanks, etc.)

  • Manage risk

  • Scout, ignite, mop up, and patrol burn units

  • Learn fire fighting tactics.

To register, please complete this form. For more information or if you have questions, please contact Kendal ( Lodging will be available for those travelling from afar. Meals will be provided.