On 2/16/22, our very own Education & Outreach Committee chair, Alex Wenthe, gave a webinar presentation on private lands and prescribed fire for the Wild Rivers Conservancy Lunch and Learn series!
In case you missed it or want to rewatch, be sure to check out the recording by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EE7PhM1Xdz8
“Did you know that fire can be a good thing? Prescribed fire is used by a variety of governmental agencies and private companies to restore health to ecosystems. During this webinar, Alex Wenthe, the current chair of the education and Outreach Committee for the WI prescribed Fire Council and owner of Quercus Land Stewardship Service, joined us to talk about common problems seen by private landowners and how prescribed burns can offer solutions. We also discussed the planning of a prescribed fire from beginning to end – including burn unit selection, burn planning, weather, equipment, and ignition. *Please note: This brief introduction will not qualify you to conduct a prescribed burn, but will hopefully allow you to start the process or ask questions you already have.”