Clemson University

Prescribed Burn Seminar & Field Tour

This program is for anyone that is interested in or is currently conducting prescribed burns.  Participants will learn what is involved in preparing for a burn, various ignition techniques, and why it’s important to observe the results of the burn.

A hay-ride style field tour will be conducted weather permitting.  Please dress and plan appropriately to be outdoors for at least one hour.

Topics will include:

Firing Techniques

-Writing a burn plan

-CPFM Certification

-Wildland Urban Interface

-Desirable Weather

-Smoke Management

-Wildlife Interaction

-Native Vegetation



There will be light refreshments and drinks the morning of the program with a BBQ lunch being served as well.  Water will be provided during the field tour.


Please RSVP by phone or email to Ryan Bean by August 17 so that we can make any necessary arrangements.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:00am to 3:00pm

Sandhill REC, G01 900 Clemson Road

Event Type

Cooperative Extension


Cooperative Extension Service, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Forestry and Environmental Conservation, Calhoun, Forestry and Wildlife Resources, Centers and Institutes, Sandhill Research and Education Center

Target Audience

General Public


$20 at the door

Contact Name:

Ryan Bean

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William E. Green III MD

William E. Green III MD left a positive review 8/22/2018

Really enjoyed the “introduction to prescribed fire course” offered by Clemson Ext. Service. Great course, great instructors, and a good field tour with demonstration of different options for land managers to improve their tree farms.