Prescribed burn workshop set for Feb. 2 to 4 in Hammond

(01/06/22) HAMMOND, La. — The LSU AgCenter will conduct a prescribed burning workshop with burner certification Feb. 2 to 4 in Hammond.

“The workshop will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. each day,” said Whitney Wallace, LSU AgCenter forestry agent in Tangipahoa Parish.

The workshop will be held at the Hammond Research Station located at 21549 Old Covington Hwy.

“The workshop will provide essential information for conducting prescribed burns safely and legally in your timberlands,” Wallace said. “Instructors will be from the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.”

Topics on the first two days will include fuels, fire behavior, fire weather, fire ecology, burning techniques, smoke management, fire lane establishment, burn planning and more, she said.

A field exercise with a prescribed fire will be held on one of the days, depending on the weather.

The third and final day will cover Louisiana’s Certified Prescribed Burner Program.

“Taking the class, passing an exam and burning experience are required for certification,” she said.

The workshop will be limited to the first 20 applicants. Long-sleeve shirts and pants that are 100% cotton and boots are recommended for this workshop.

The registration fee is $110 per person if received by Feb. 1 and $160 after. The registration fee covers lunches, refreshments, handouts and supplies.

For more information, contact Wallace at 985-748-9381 or

1/6/2022 9:04:29 PM
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