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SFE Webinar: Statutory, Regulatory and Legal Constraints on Prescribed Fire in the USA
March 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A free one hour webinar from the University of Nebraska, the Southern Fire Exchange, and the University of Florida.
Presenter: Carissa Wonkka, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Webinar Description: While fire is recognized as necessary to maintain many of the ecosystem services humans depend on, policies and laws often pose impediments to conducting prescribed fires. Maintaining appropriate fire return intervals for fully functioning ecosystems can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Laws and regulations can place limitations on both the timing and extent of prescribed burning. In this webinar, Dr. Wonkka will present an overview of the legislative and legal landscape facing prescribed burners. She will also present data showing how different statutory configurations can alter the amount prescribed fire applied on private land. Following the webinar there will be time reserved for audience questions.
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