Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training

Schedule and Location

  • Section A: Thursday February 28 and Friday, March 1, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Visitor Center
  • Section B: Thursday, February 14, and Friday, February 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Thornhill Education Center
  • Section C: Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Administration Building

Fees and Registration

$75.00 member
$75.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Chicago Wilderness will offer three winter sessions of the Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training class. Based on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) S-130 and S-190 courses, this training covers the basics of such topics as fire behavior, controlled burn techniques, and smoke management. The objective is to provide participants with the background necessary to safely participate on the crew of a controlled burn.

Please be aware that although the training is accepted by many of the natural resource management agencies in the CW region as the minimum training required for a participant on a burn crew, it does not carry the official NWCG certification. This class can be taken as a component of the Natural Areas Conservation Training Program in natural areas management.

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Course Details

  • Notes: Limit 60
  • Continuing education: 12 Continuing Education Credits are available from the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). 
Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew Training