UW-Platteville hosting 2024 Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Conference

Prescribed fire presentation
UW-Platteville staff

University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Department of Environmental Sciences and Society will host the 2024 Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Conference at UW-Platteville on February 2-3.

This event brings together fire practitioners, students, researchers and private landowners to exchange ideas and expertise around the safe and vital use of prescribed fire to promote beautiful, diverse and resilient landscapes across Wisconsin and the Driftless Region. This conference is an opportunity for landowners or anyone considering a future job working in fire and/or land management to learn and network. A full conference agenda is available here: https://prescribedfire.org/registration-now-open-2024-wpfc-conference/

Students in three courses, GEOG 3570 Fire History and Ecology, ECORES 3020 Restoration Revegetation, and GEOG 2380 The Land Ethic Practicum, are partnering with members of Facilities Management and Grounds to engage with the conference and build their knowledge, comfort and capacity for using fire in land stewardship actions on the UW-Platteville campus. As a side benefit of this work, conference registration is open and free for all UW-Platteville students, staff and faculty.

UW-Platteville community members interested in attending one or both days of the conference should complete the following survey: Wisconsin Rx Fire Conference – UW-Platteville Registration. Registration for the conference closes on Friday, January 26.

Contact Dr. Evan Larson at larsonev@uwplatt.edu with questions or for more information.