Appleton: Fox Valley Tech faculty learn how fire is used in wildlife management

  • Source: WBAY-TV ABC 2 Green Bay
  • Published: 08/15/2019 03:45 PM

The start of school is just around the corner. But before class is back in session at Fox Valley Technical College, teachers took some time to study up Thursday. "One of the experiences that we're doing is wildlife habitat management utilizing fire," said Wildland Fire Instructor Jon Kellermann. Teachers from different departments were able to watch controlled burns up close, and even got some hands-on experience starting and managing the burns. "How fast the fires can come together and how they surround the whole are with fire and it eventually comes together. It was pretty amazing to watch," said admissions specialist Kevin Vosters. "It's over with really quick, but it's hot," said Farm Business and Management Instructor Jeremy Hanson. But staff weren't just learning about how to manage a wildfire, they were learning how prescribed fire can come in handy.


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