It might sound crazy, but prescribed burning during the summer months is just as, if not more, effective than the traditional spring burns.
To help people understand how growing season burns are not actually crazy at all, Oklahoma State University's Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management is hosting a training seminar in Stillwater.
The Learning to Burn in the Growing Season workshop is scheduled June 21 and June 22. However, those interested in attending will just need to select one day to participate as the training will be the same both days.
The one-day training will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and breakfast served on site at the OSU Research Range, 4922 S. Coyle Rd., in Stillwater. At 9 a.m. a tour and discussion of season of burn plots, a cedar mortality study and patch burn sites will take place.
A provided lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by actual burns conducted from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The agenda is the same for both days. Learning to Burn in the Growing Season training sessions are free and open to everyone. Those interested should contact Weir at 405-744-5442 or by email at john.weir@okstate .edu to inform him of which day they are attending.