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August 2021

Adult Range Schools- Midgrass

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm
Ringneck Ranch, 655 Solomon Lane
Tipton, KS
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Topics Plant identification and grassland ecology Kansas Rangelands: Being Prepared, using adaptive management to be ready for whatever comes your way! Interactive Ecology...Know your plants Reclaim the Range: Tools and Strategies The Range Roadmaps: Getting Directions Landscape Art and Economics Planning the Future-Understanding the Past Rangelands Resources: Can you see harmony? Management Decisions: Beyond Educated Guesses Planning with Purpose: Putting it all Together Range Developments: Location, Location, Location! Managing rangelands for wildlife Managing rangelands for livestock types Forage and animal…

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Eastern SD Grazing School

August 11 - August 13

SD Grassland Coalition is taking the Grazing School on the road.  We will be offering a new Eastern SD Grazing School Aug 11-13 at the Abbey of the Hills near Marvin, SD.  The school is tailored to all producers of course, but we are especially encouraging young producers to attend.  The last couple years have been challenging, and there is a wealth of knowledge to be passed down to the next generation of grazers.    See the attached registration brochure. 

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Adult Range Schools: Tallgrass

August 24 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Wood YMCA, 1101 Camp Wood Road
Elmdale, KS
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Topics Plant identification and grassland ecology Kansas Rangelands: Being Prepared, using adaptive management to be ready for whatever comes your way! Interactive Ecology...Know your plants Reclaim the Range: Tools and Strategies The Range Roadmaps: Getting Directions Landscape Art and Economics Planning the Future-Understanding the Past Rangelands Resources: Can you see harmony? Management Decisions: Beyond Educated Guesses Planning with Purpose: Putting it all Together Range Developments: Location, Location, Location! Managing rangelands for wildlife Managing rangelands for livestock types Forage and animal…

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Learn How Fire Can Manage Grasslands

August 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Audubon Dakota and partners use restorative fires to reduce invasive plants and manage grasslands in North Dakota   WHEN: August 31st | 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: 2154 69th Ave. SE, Pingree, ND 58476   Join Audubon Dakota for a pasture walk on a controlled burn conducted in April 2021. Learn more about prescribed fire on private land. Topics discussed include how fires impact forage production; cattle gains; speakers will address fire planning in a drought year; and pasture resilience. Additionally, we will…

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Growing Season Burn Workshop

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever of Nebraska and our partners invite you to attend a growing season burning workshop on August 31st from 1-3 pm at Spring Creek Audubon Center; 11700 SW 100th St, Denton, NE 68339. This workshop will feature a live burn demonstration. Topics to be discussed: Summer Burns on CRP and Rangelands Effects on Plants and Wildlife Effects on Cattle Forage Site and Firebreak Preparation Burn Plan Development for Summer Fires Prescribed Burn Associations For more information contact…

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September 2021

Prescribed Fire Field Day and Tour

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Newport, NE

The Rowan and Connell families are teaming up with the Niobrara Valley Prescribed Fire Association to host a FREE public tour of their prescribed fires. See how fall and spring burns turned out and talk to the landowners about how and why they burn. Lunch will be provided. See below and attached for more details. Call to register in order to guarantee your free lunch.

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South Dakota Grazing School

September 14 - September 16

The annual SD Grazing School will be held in Chamberlain, SD from September 14-16.  Classroom activities will take place at the Chamberlain Community Center and field activities at the Charlie Totten Ranch.  Participants are responsible for lodging, and several options are available in Chamberlain.  Contact Judge Jessop judge.jessop@sdconservation.net or 1-605-280-0127 for more information

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Fire Line Burn Boss Training

September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm

Fire line burn boss training September 15-16, 2021 9:00 AM Niobrara Valley Preserve 42269 Morel Road Johnstown, NE   69214   Flyer attached. Red card is NOT required if NWCG certification not needed. Register by September 13 to Ashley Oblander (ashley.oblander@tnc.org, 402.722.4440) Free, meals included. Includes hands-on learning and live fire demonstration     Topics: The role of the line boss Prescribed fire techniques and practices every line boss should know Common radio frequencies in NE Understanding and reading the fire…

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POSTPONED- 3rd Great Plains Fire Summit & Patch Burn Grazing Meeting

September 21 - September 23
Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE United States
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2022 dates will be announced. The Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council and its partners are pleased to announce the joint 3rd biennial Great Plains Fire Summit,  8th annual Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference, and Patch Burn Grazing Working Group meeting on September 21 -23rd , 2021 in North Platte,  Nebraska. We are expecting a crowd of between 350-400 people from across the Great Plains and beyond for 3 days of fire science, best practices, roundtables, tours, networking, and more. Helpful links:  Registration…

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October 2021

4th National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop

October 4 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

The 4th National Cohesive Strategy Workshop will center on this theme and focus sharply on understanding, co-managing, transferring, and accepting risk at federal, state, Tribal and local stakeholder levels to prioritize and invest in decisions, projects and other efforts that result in widespread reduction in risk across landscapes, and communities, the public and firefighters collectively better. Since the inception of The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, we have learned that there are multiple “hard truths” of living with fire that…

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