Illinois Prescribed Fire Council Winter Symposium

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Prescribed Burning Across Southern Illinois Landscapes

February 6-7, 2018

Our featured speaker is Dr. Greg Nowacki, Forest Ecologist, USFS-Milwaukee 

"Current Efforts to Re-Integrate Prescribed Burning Across Central Hardwood Forests" 


Join us for a full day of presentations on the following topics:

Invasive Species and Burning; Community Wildfire Protection Plans; Southern Illinois Prescribed Burning Association; Managing Oak Woodlands with Fire and thinning; Prescribed Burning Effects on erosion and Sedimentation; Landscape Scale Oak recovery efforts. 

Program Date:

February 6, 2018         9 am - 4 pm (with a catered lunch)   

February 7, 2018         9 am – 12 noon (field trip to local fire management sites)

Registration Deadline:  January 31, 2018

Location:  Giant City Lodge, Makanda, Illinois

Fee:  $75
Student Rate: $25

Registration Options:

  • Register Online
  • Call 618/536-7751 to register over the phone with a VISA, Mastercard or Discover.
  • Fax registration form with payment information to 618/453-5680.

Refunds:  Refunds for the conference registration will be made, minus a $10 handling fee, if the request is received on or before January 31, 2018. No refunds will be made after that date. Refund requests should be made by contacting conference coordinator Jackie Welch via email at

Any Questions?
Registration: Contact Jackie Welch at 618/453-5672 or send an email.