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Prescribed fire training in action

Becky Bloomfield participates in a prescribed burn at Shaker Village.

Students from the EKU Wildlife Management program recently completed training to work on prescribed fires, and are now volunteering across the state to gain valuable field experience. Students Becky Bloomfield (pictured), Luke Romance, and Thomas McFadden recently supported prescribed fire crews at Shaker Village, where they burned several hundred acres of grassland on March 16 as part of a statewide program to revitalize bobwhite quail habitat. The training was led by biologists from the Kentucky Division of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) and The Nature Conservancy. Fire training increases the marketability of students in the job market and was made possible with funding from a competitive grant program sponsored by KDFWR. State and federal natural resource agencies, and non-profit conservation groups provide support for our mission to train wildlife students in Kentucky by giving students real-world experiences outside the classroom.

Published on March 23, 2015

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