Fire Training Opportunity at Private Landowner Property in Shelby County, Texas
Greg Grant is an outstanding small tract land owner, the winner of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Lone Star Steward Award. Greg burns portions of his 50 acre property every year. He has decided to invite others to observe and or assist with burning this year.
During the spring break week of March 12-16, 2018, Greg will be burning on 2 or 3 days. Each day will be a small portion of the property. It is located in Arcadia, a small cross roads community 25 minutes east, northeast of Nacogdoches.
If you want to be onsite to observe or participate, you will need to respond to Kent Evans by March 8th at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will make a list of respondents and give them to TPWD, who will then handle the notifications.
Burning will be weather dependent. The day before the burn, you will get one email notice from TPWD that Greg is going to burn the next day. You will then be expected to meet at the intersection of FM 1645 and FM 138 by 9:30 a.m. the morning of the burn. Please don't expect a phone call.
Bring your own personal protective equipment. At a minimum, bring your leather gloves, long sleeve cotton shirt and jeans, leather boots, lunch, snacks, and water.
Greg has a burning system that is an example of a private land owner that burns his land to restore and steward the wildlife and plant communities. Please take this special opportunity to see his land and be a part of his management. Some agency staff from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will also be onsite to assist with training and facilitation.