Prescribed burning is an effective technique in land resource management, but it must be used in a safe and proper manner.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a two-day Prescribed Burning Workshop to discuss the benefits and proper use of prescribed burning for land management. This workshop, which is open to the public, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, and Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Noble Foundation Pavilion in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

"Most landowners would love to be able to control any of Mother Nature's natural processes – especially rain," said Russell Stevens, wildlife and fisheries consultant. "But the only process we can really control is fire. That process is powerful, especially when used correctly."

This workshop will help landowners and others who are interested learn the steps of how to safely and successfully conduct a prescribed burn. It will focus on the written prescribed burn plan, the most important aspect of a prescribed burn.

Day one of the workshop will focus on planning a burn. Prescribed burn specialists will break down each part of a written burn plan, discussing the details and importance of each section. A small demonstration burn will be conducted in the afternoon (weather permitting).

Day two will focus on developing a burn plan. Specialists will present a case study, and participants will have the opportunity to interact with creating a burn plan using the case study. A large demonstration burn will be conducted in the afternoon (weather permitting).

Each day will also include a detailed explanation of the equipment used for prescribed burns.

There is no registration fee, and lunch will be provided. For more information or to preregister, please visit or call Maggie Scott at 580.224.6375.