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Prescribed Burn Field Day

  • November 19, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 5060 S Blanding Rd, Hanover

Three organizations are sponsoring a prescribed burn field day for observers to understand the mechanics and procedures of a woodland burn.  The Woodland Wildlife Cooperative, JDCF/NISC and NIFA are planning this field day for Saturday, November 19th starting at 1 pm at 5060 South Blanding Road, Hanover.

  • The date of this Field Day is subject to change based upon weather and ground conditions.  On the morning of the Field Day, before driving to this event, please check the JDCF or NIFA website to see if it has been rescheduled ( or  These websites will be updated by 10 AM that morning to report whether the Field Day will be held as planned or rescheduled.  If necessary, you may also call Brad Petersburg at 641-420-5851.
  • This is an outdoor event including a presentation and an optional short hike on uneven grass trails in the woods.  Visitors will be required to stay out of the designated burn area unless accompanied by a member of the burn team.
  • Exposer to smoke is a possibility.  Dress appropriately for the conditions, consider using insect repellent, and otherwise plan accordingly.  Bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit and watch the controlled burn from a distance.
  • No food, beverages, or port-a-potty available.  

Approximate Schedule:

12:45 Parking attendant guide visitor parking

1:00 Intros and a brief presentation on why, how, and when to plan a woodland prescribed burn (the main purpose is to demonstrate how to safely conduct a woodland prescribed burn)

1:30 Review burn plan with team and execute prescribed burn (visitors observe)

4:00 Post-burn review (visitors observe, if still in attendance)

Note:  The presentation and the prescribed burn will be led by Jake Pulfer, NISC Program Director.  Jake is an Illinois Certified Prescribed Burn Manager.

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