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By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Turnbull Refuge begins prescribed burns this month

 

Last updated 3/19/2020 at 10:51am



CHENEY – Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge has announced that it will begin its program of prescribed burns in mid-March. The annual to bi-annual program will run through May.

Refuge fire management specialist Ken Meinhart said weather and fuel conditions will dictate the size and location of the burns. Possible locations currently range in size from 20 acres to 300 acres.

“There are three possible areas,” Meinhart said in an email. “One in the southwest corner of the Refuge, one near the northern portion and one in the eastern portion within the Pine Creek Auto tour (loop).”

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