Fire Field Day slated for Sept. 14 in Sonora

SONORA — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange are teaming up to host a prescribed fire field day in Sonora.

Fiery Legacy: Maintaining Rx Fire in Texas will take place Sept. 14 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station, 395 County Road 760 in Sonora.

The event will run 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; lunch will be served. Participants may register for free at

“This is an amazing opportunity to participate in the fire culture at Sonora,” said Dr. Morgan Treadwell, AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo. “Between the Prescribed Burn Board, Prescribed Burn Alliance of Texas and fire field day meetings and workshops, there will be plenty of time for everyone to socialize, learn and network with the tremendous prescribed fire practitioners we have in the state.”

The event will feature an update from the newly formed Texas Prescribed Fire Council and presentations showcasing current fire research conducted at Sonora. This will include fire intensity and future research projects on patch-burn grazing, pyric herbivory and multi-species grazing following fire.

The schedule is as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Welcome.
  • 8:45 a.m. –  Texas Prescribed Fire Council Update.
  • 9:30 a.m. – Great Plains Fire Science Overview.
  • 10:15 a.m. – Texas legislative update regarding prescribed fire.
  • 10:45 a.m. –  Fire tour.
  • Noon – Lunch.
  • 1 p.m. –  Prescribed fire roundtable.


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