The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer free prescribed burn workshops on December 7 at Brookfield and December 15 at the Lake Paho Conservation Area near Princeton.

Prescribed fire can help landowners reduce unwanted vegetation, and the burns can boost native grasses and wildflowers that enhance wildlife habitat.

Prescribed burns can also improve forage conditions in grazing or haying pastures.

The workshop in Brookfield will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, at the Linn County Area Career Center, connected to Brookfield High School.

The workshop near Princeton will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, at MDC’s Lake Paho Conservation Area.

Brookfield workshop

Princeton workshop