Fire is an important part of the West Michigan landscape. Prescribed burning encourages native vegetation, reduces invasive species, and improves wildlife habitat, restoring health to many of our forests, wetlands, and grasslands.
The Land Conservancy of West Michigan conducts prescribed burns on its nature preserves each year in spring, summer, and fall. We work with volunteers to conduct many of these burns. Volunteer burn crew members are involved in all stages of prescribed burning, including burn site preparation, ignition, fire control, and monitoring.
This training session is required for any volunteers who wish to participate in the Land Conservancy led prescribed burns and will provide all the information you will need to have to be a member of a burn crew. Prior experience is not required.
For more questions about the training contact Justin Heslinga, Stewardship Director.