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.


Oct 14th 9am-4pm: ​Trail building workshop @ Dixon Springs Ag Center​

Learn to build better trails on your property that double as fire breaks!

Register at 618-695-2441 or at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/calendar_event.cfm?ID=75653


September 19th, 9am - 3pm:  Chainsaw Safety and Timber Stand Improvement Training
Jim and Mary Maginel's Farm (Alexander County, Olive Branch area)
Join us for a hands-on, field training for Chainsaw Safety and Timber Stands Improvement.  Participants will get training in the safe use of chainsaws and what safety gear to use.  The training will also cover Timber Stand Improvement cuts, including how to select which trees to cut and how to safely and effectively conduct a TSI.  
Training is free, with lunch provided.  Please RSVP by emailing cwevans@illinois.edu by September 17.  
Wear long pants and sturdy leather boots.  Contact Chris Evans (cwevans@illinois.edu, 618-695-3383) or Jesse Reichman (jesseriechman@gmail.com, 618-967-4213) for more information.





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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. 

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