Prairie Prophets Podcast: Ep. 25: Ashlea Neill, Private Land Conservationist for the Missouri Department of Conservation
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On this episode of Prairie Prophets Podcast, Brandon meets with Ashlea Neill at the Women in Agriculture Meeting in Kirksville, MO. Ashlea is a Private Land Conservationist for the Missouri Department of Conservation serving Adair and Sullivan Counties in Missouri. Ashlea has many specialties including prescribed fire planning. To qualify for the Federal and State cost share programs – a burn plan is needed.
Brandon and Ashlea talk about the importance of prescribed fire and how it can serve as the most beneficial tool to managing habitat. Ashlea talks about “burn rotations” and how difficult it can be to control Sericea Lespedeza and other invasive species.
To find out more about Prescribed Fire and Burn Plans in your area, visit: Prescribed Fire | Missouri Department of Conservation (mo.gov)