Turnbull reducing timber fuels
Part of conservation plan
Last updated 1/11/2024 at 2:49pm
CHENEY — Beginning Jan. 16, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will initiate targeted fuels reduction in northern areas of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Visitors to the refuge may notice heavy machinery entering and exiting roadways during this time. As part of the ongoing forest management program outlined in the Refuge’s comprehensive conservation plan, this tree thinning effort supports management efforts that "restore aspen and ponderosa pine forests to a natural distribution of stand structure and successional stages to benefit wildlife."
Historical pine stocking levels on Turnb...