A Prescribed Burn Association, or PBA, is a group of local landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. PBAs are increasingly being formed and discussed in the Southeast in response to both landowner interest in conducting prescribed fire and the barriers they face in doing so. A previous SFE webinar examined recent research on the potential applications of PBAs for family forest landowners. While attending the previous webinar is not required, this event is intended to serve as a follow-up conversation and will feature a panel discussion of experts from North Carolina and Oklahoma who are involved in PBAs.
There will be an opportunity for webinar attendees to submit questions, and you may submit questions ahead of time to Laurel Kays at firstname.lastname@example.org. Following the presentations there will be time for audience Q/A with the speakers.
Jesse Wimberley, Coordinator, Sandhills PBA
Benjy Strope, Biologist, NC Wildlife Resources Commission
Phil Wallace, Staff Forester – Silviculture, NC Forest Service
John Weir, Associate Extension Specialist, Oklahoma State University
Society of American Foresters CFE Credit Expected.