Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn School

Ronya Weadock discusses the Texas Farm Bureau Farm Liability policy that covers prescribed burning on July 13th as part of the speaker series during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn School.

Conservation Fire Team is commercially licensed from the Texas Department of Agriculture Prescribed Burn Board and is insured to burn in all 5 ecoregions of Texas. CFT crew members share their experiences during the speaker series on July 13th Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn School.

Brian Treadwell serves as crew boss for Conservation Fire Team and has been involved in prescribed burning for 30 years. He is a past Lone Star Land Steward award winner and Aldo Leopold Conservation Award winner. He is a 5th generation rancher in Schleicher, Tom Green, and Menard counties.

On July 13th -14th, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service provided a growing-season prescribed burn school to over 100 participants that featured TPW, NRCS, CIPBMs, PBAs, CEAs, USDA-USFS, landowners, ranch managers, County Commissioners, County Judges, and VFDs.

On July 13th -14th, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service provided a growing-season prescribed burn school to over 100 participants that featured TPW, NRCS, CIPBMs, PBAs, CEAs, USDA-USFS, landowners, ranch managers, County Commissioners, County Judges, and VFDs.

Chris serves as the Statewide Fire Program Leader in the Wildlife Division for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and has over 40 years’ experience with wildfire and prescribed burning. During the burn school, Chris spoke about the importance of planning a burn and what type of information goes into the burn plan and burn prescription.

Chris serves as the Statewide Fire Program Leader in the Wildlife Division for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and has over 40 years’ experience with wildfire and prescribed burning. During the burn school, Chris spoke about ways to work with prescribed burn associations and local volunteer fire departments.

Dr. Jake Landers spoke at the Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn school and shared his insight, experience, and advice on how to ranch, burn, and operate as stewards of the land.

Grant Teplicek shares his ideas and the importance of smoke management for prescribed burn practitioners during the speaker series on July 13th Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn School.

Katie Foster and her husband, Tait, share their experience as ranch managers who are integrating prescribed burning into their ranching operation in McCulloch County in Central Texas during the speaker series on July 13th Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn School.

Mark Moseley talks about fire’s effects on plant communities in Texas and shares his experience dealing with resprouting species and brush encroachment throughout Oklahoma and Texas during the speaker series on July 13th Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn School.

Prescribed Burn Associations are a critical and necessary component of the fire culture in Texas. It is all about neighbor helping neighbor in a prescribed burn co-op structure that shares equipment and labor. PBA’s and how to become an member were a huge part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Flame and Fortune Prescribed Burn School.

Randy Russell has over 30 years’ experience with wildland firefighting and prescribed burning across the entire western states. Randy shares his stories and advice on how to stay safe and how to use fire to your advantage regardless of a wildfire or prescribed burn situation.

On July 13th -14th, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service provided a growing-season prescribed burn school to over 100 participants that featured TPW, NRCS, CIPBMs, PBAs, CEAs, USDA-USFS, landowners, ranch managers, County Commissioners, County Judges, and VFDs.