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October 18, 2018



Turnbull NWR announces prescribed burns schedule

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be conducting prescribed burns on the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney. According to an Oct. 12 news release, the burns will take place from mid-October through November, weather permitting.

Prescribed burning is done to accomplish refuge management objectives for improving wildlife habitat, reducing hazardous accumulation of vegetation and forest debris and decreasing the number of unhealthy and overstocked stands of ponderosa pine seedlings and saplings. Prescribed burning activities shou...



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