Prescribed fire workshop set for May 23 in Jamestown

Individuals will learn more about prescribed fire as a management tool.

JSSP Ag News

JAMESTOWN — A North Dakota prescribed fire workshop will be held Tuesday, May 23, at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown.

Individuals will learn more about prescribed fire as a management tool at a full-day workshop hosted by the North Dakota Prescribed Fire Cooperative. The morning includes classroom-style instruction and prescribed fire in the afternoon.

A prescribed fire, also known as a prescribed burn, refers to the controlled application of fire by a team of fire experts under specified weather conditions to restore health to ecosystems that depend on fire, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service.

Topics that will be covered include programs and fire restrictions, North Dakota fire laws, uses and benefits, fire behavior, hazards, weather patterns and forecasts, tools and equipment and the planning and resources available.

The workshop begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 23. In the case of rain, the workshop will be rescheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday, May 25.


Participants should wear 100% cotton clothing, closed-toe leather shoes, eye protection and leather gloves.

To register, visit .

For more information, contact Kelli Kuska, North Dakota prescribed burn coordinator, at (701) 658-3365 or

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