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TPWD News Release — Jan. 6, 2010

Prescribed Fire Workshop Offered Jan. 16 at Neasloney WMA

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s M.O. Neasloney Wildlife Management Area will hold its 7th Annual Prescribed Burning Field Day starting at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16. Neasloney WMA is located at 20700 Hwy 80 north, between Luling and Belmont.

The free workshop is designed to give landowners and land managers a basic understanding of the use and application of prescribed fire in a wildlife and/or grazing management program. Topics will include historical perspectives on fire, the role of fire in vegetation management, fire weather and safety, planning the burn, fire line preparation, suppression equipment and smoke management. Participants will conduct a burn if conditions permit.

Those attending the field day will need to bring their own lunch and drinks and will also need to bring leather gloves, leather boots and cotton outerwear.

There is no charge for the workshop, but those planning to attend should write, phone (leave message) or email reservations by Jan. 13 to David Veale, Neasloney WMA, 20700 St. Hwy. 80 N, Gonzales, TX 78629,, (830) 424-3407. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.