The Mississippi Forestry Commission will hold three Prescribed Burning Short Course sessions in 2019. Those sessions will be held in North, South, and Central Mississippi.
Prescribed Burning Short Courses are open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi. Due to limited space, registration is REQUIRED to attend. Visit the Prescribed Burning Short Course page to fill out the registration form.
Date: March 5-7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on March 5th
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on March 6th & 7th
Hilton Garden Inn – Hattiesburg
133 Plaza Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Date: June 18-20, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on June 18th
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on June 19th & 20th
Southern Regional Fire Training Center – Pearl
3139 Highway 468 West
Pearl, MS 39208
Date: September 24-26, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on September 24th
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on September 25th & 26th
Hilton Garden Inn 975
Highway 12 East Starkville, MS 39759
Upon completion of the Prescribed Burning Short Course participants will qualify to take the Mississippi Certified Prescribed Burn Manager exam on the last day of the course. Registered Foresters will earn CFE credit. In the hands of a Certified Burn Manager, prescribed burning is a safe way to apply a natural process to manage forestland. Prescribed burning is one of the most efficient and cost-effective tools available to foresters and landowners in the Southeast for understory management, fuel reduction, site preparation, wildfire risk reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement.
For additional information about these workshops, please contact:
MFC Safety & Training Coordinator