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Prescribed burn training workshops scheduled

LINCOLN, Neb. – Pheasants Forever and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host prescribed burn training workshops across the state early in the new year.

These workshops will provide guidance and instruction for completing safe and effective prescribed fires. Landowners, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments and other interested persons are invited to attend. No prior burn experience is required. All workshops are scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The workshop schedule is:

— Jan. 16 – Scottsbluff, North Platte Natural Resources District, 100547 Airport Road

— Jan. 17 – Alliance, Public Library, 1750 Sweetwater Ave.

— Jan. 24 – McCook, Red Willow County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, 1400 W. 5th St.

— Jan. 30 – Grand Island, UNL Extension Office, 3180 W. U.S. Hwy. 34

— Jan. 30 – Norfolk, Northeast Community College, Lifelong Learning Center, 801 E. Benjamin Ave.

— Jan. 31 – Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension Office, 444 Cherry Creek Road

— Feb. 7 – Broken Bow, Veterans Memorial Building, 416 S. 1st Ave.

The $10 workshop fee includes lunch and training materials. To register, visit NebraskaPF.com or call 308-850-8395.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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