Speaker: Dan Drees Fire Ecologist National Park Service Ozark Highlands Group
Overview: The essential role of fire in conserving native species and landscapes is an inconvenient truth about natural resource management. The use of prescribed fire challenges us to understand nature intimately in the modern world, and make informed choices. The Nature Conservancy works closely with state and federal fire management agencies to develop practices that help to restore fire-dependent natural communities. Dan Drees will describe the challenges and successes of fire management in the unique and beautiful Missouri Ozarks.
About Dan: Prior to his employment with the National Park Service, Dan was employed with Missouri State Parks as a natural resource steward and a naturalist. He then worked at the Missouri Department of Conservation as a wildlife biologist and as a natural history biologist. Dan has two great career passions: restoring fire-dependent natural communities that have rare fire-dependent species and facilitating the acquisition of critical conservation inholdings. He has a BS in Wildlife Management from Missouri State University.
Additional Information: This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to the first 100 participants. No reserved seats.
Lectures will take place in the Crown Room where you may order food and drinks from the bar. Come early or stay late for dinner!