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Oct 4 2012 | 10:00am - 1:00pm PDT

Workshops, Trainings and Fieldtrips


Andy Perleberg


Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, headquarters
Okanogan County, WA

Fire has played a critical ecological role in dry forests, reducing hazardous fuel accumulation, releasing understory vegetation for improved wildlife forage, and trimming down the number of trees that are capable to occupy a site, thus improving overall forest health. But a century of fire removal has made its reintroduction a challenge. Come learn about how the WDFW Sinlahekin Wildlife Area has planned, funded, and executed a successful prescribed burning program. See if Rx fire may be one of the tools you could use for managing your forest land.

During this tour, some of the things you will learn include: Fire effects; Fire by-products; How fire and the by-products affect and benefit the plant and animal communities; fire dependent/adapted plants and the mechanism of their dependency/adaptation; How fire is integral to forest health; planning and preparing for controlled burns.