Fiery Legacy: Maintaining Rx Fire in Texas

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Sonora Research Station

395 County Road 760

Sonora, TX 76950

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The desire to “let me ride through the wild open country that I love” is too often hampered today by the invasive junipers, brush, and undesirable grasses crowding Texas rangelands. Restoring prescribed burning to its historic role can once again revive the health and beauty of southern prairies. Come learn about when and how to manage your land with fire at the Sonora Research Station field day September 14, 2019.


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September 13th - Optional Activities

1:00 PM: Texas Department of Agriculture Prescribed Burn Board Meeting (open meeting)

5:00 PM: Social and Networking (appetizers provided)

5:00 PM: Prescribed Burn Alliance of Texas Meeting (open meeting)

5:30 PM: Entertainment begins Brice Daniels Band acoustic session


September 14- Sonora Field Day

8:30 AM Welcome Dr. Doug Tolleson

8:45 AM Sonora Research Station Fire Update Dr. Heath Starns

9:15 AM Texas Prescribed Fire Council Update Dr. Mort Kothmann

9:45 AM Great Plains Fire Science Overview Dr. Carol Baldwin

9:50 AM Matching Objectives and Ignition Tactics Jaime Sowell

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Texas Legislative Update Regarding RX Fire Sam Jetton

11:00 AM New Weather Tools from National Weather Service Mattew Elliott

11:30 AM Prescribed Fire Roundtable Moderator: Dr. Starns

12:30 Lunch

1:30 PM Optional Sonora Station Fire Reserach Tour

3:00 PM Adjourned



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Registration- Online registration is available through EventBrite until Sept 6 at noon. Registration after the Location-Directions From Rocksprings, take Hwy 55N towards Sonora for approximately 28 miles, the Sonora
Station will be on the righthandside of the road.

Lodging- Some lodging is available at the Sonora Station. You will need to bring your own bedding, towels, and toiletries. To inquire please email Robert Moen (ramoen@ag.tamu.edu), copy John Walker (jwalker@ag.tamu.edu), Heath Starns, (heath.starns@ag.tamu.edu) and Doug Tolleson (douglas.tolleson@ag.tamu.edu)



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Sonora Research Station

395 County Road 760

Sonora, TX 76950

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