NALMC
Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative

Controlled Burns & Fire Management Workshop
 
April 13, 2009
Harmony Hill Farm
 
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On April 13, 2009, the Northwood Area Land Management Collaborative (NALMC) hosted a workshop on controlled burning of farm fields at Harmony Hill Farm in Northwood.  This annual field burning is done in conjunction with the Northwood and Epsom fire departments.  Near 40 firefighters and other interested fire professionals from around the state attended.  This burn event is the largest grassland fire training event held in NH.

The workshop gives local fire departments an opportunity to train fire fighters in open field fires, at the same time as it serves as a land conservation and open space management practice for Harmony Hill Farm.

Stewart Yeaton, Epsom Fire Chief and training event organizer said "the training is invaluable practice that you can't get in a classroom; and it helps the landowner to keep his fields open.  It is a win-win situation."

For information on field burning for land management contact Carl Wallman at 435-5209 or info@nalmc.net

Information on fire ecology in New England can be found at http://news.nationalgeographic.com.
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