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Landowners in southern Illinois now have the labor, equipment and expertise to conduct prescribed burns in a safe and effective manner, restoring thousands of acres of native vegetation and wildlife habitat each year.

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SIPBA was designed to overcome the barriers preventing landowners from using prescribed fire, including liability concerns, lack of training and equipment, limited resources and the absence of a crew. 

Prescribed Fire Training
When:  September 9, 1-4pm
Where:  Dixon Springs Agricultural Center
What:  Burn Training, Fire Ecology Presentation, and Potential Live Fire Exercise (weather permitting).
Who:  Presented by UI Extension Forestry staff along with the Southern Illinois Prescribed Burn Association, Cooperative Weed Management Area, and the Forest Restoration Support Team.

Time to begin preparing for our fall burn season! Click the links below to view our burn preparation guidelines and feel free to contact us with any questions. The latest newsletter mailed in July, and you can click the link below to view it online. Need to log some time to help support our funding? There's a link for the volunteer time sheet too!