On June 15 starting at noon, the Game Commission will host a webinar on the Role of Prescribed Burns In Managing State Game Lands.
As a natural influence, fire has played a major role in forming Pennsylvania’s wildlife habitats.
A fire history study being undertaken by the Game Commission is revealing that fires burned frequently in our oak-pine forests long before European settlement.
With the exclusion of fire over the past century, habitats are changing and many plants and animals that depend on fire have disappeared.
Ben Jones, chief of the Game Commission’s Habitat Division, will discuss how prescribed fire is being used for habitat restoration, and the discovery of species hiding just under the surface awaiting fire’s return.
The session will include a short PowerPoint (15-20 minutes) followed by a short question and answer period (10-15 minutes).
If you don't have speakers on the device you'll be connecting with, you can dial in by phone. Those listening by phone may receive long-distance charges from your service provider.
Click Here to register for the webinar.For more background on the use of prescribed burns, The Nature Conservancy- Pennsylvania has used the technique around the globe to manage land it owns.