The event, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M Forest Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Van Zandt County Farm Bureau, 281 E. Texas Highway 243.
Cost is $20. Organizers ask that attendees RSVP with the AgriLife Extension office in Van Zandt County at 903-567-4149. The event includes lunch and refreshments.
Topics and speakers include:
Why Burn? Fire History and Fire Effects – Chris Schenk, TPWD statewide fire program leader, Tyler.
Planning a Burn, Including Weather and Fire Behavior – Larry LeBeau, TPWD wildlife biologist, Tyler.
Tools, Equipment and Resources – Heidi Bailey, TPWD wildlife biologist, Van.
Burn Contractors – Kevin Bowman, Bowman Land Management president, Athens.
Safety, Liability and the Law – Jason Ellis, Texas A&M Forest Service district forester, Jacksonville.
Demonstration burns will be conducted at 1 p.m., weather permitting, following the speaker presentations.
One Texas Department of Agriculture integrated pest management continuing education unit will be available for attendees.