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Turnbull Wildlife Refuge to conduct prescribed burns


Last updated 9/26/2019 at 9:26am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in a Sept. 18 news release that it will be conducting prescribed burns at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge near Cheney again this fall. Burning will occur from October through February depending on weather conditions.

Refuge fuels specialist Ken Meinhart said one unit scheduled for burning is about 60 acres in the southern portion south of Cheever Lake. The other unit, about 300 acres, is in the north part of the Refuge but southwest of where the Columbia Plateau Trail passes underneath Cheney-Plaza Road.

“Weather will influence how many acres...

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