Prescribed fires at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge


This spring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting prescribed burns.

Depending on weather conditions, burning should occur sometime between April and May. These burns will accomplish Refuge management objectives for reducing hazardous accumulations of fuel, thinning dense stands of forest regeneration, and improving forage and cover for wildlife. Thinning of forests provides for a more natural tree density, which benefits native wildlife and helps to minimize potential insect infestations.

Burning will only occur when weather conditions...

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