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Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge to hold prescribed burns this fall


This fall 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 Sept. 12 and Nov. 30.

Prescribed burning activities should have little to no impact on access to the refuge public use area. These fall burns will accomplish refuge management objectives for reducing hazardous accumulations of fuel, decreasing the number of unhealthy and dense stands of forest regeneration, and improving habitat conditions for wildlife.

Burning will only occur when weather conditions ar...

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