The Transylvania Times -

USFS Seeks Comments On Prescribed Burns

 

April 15, 2019



The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on their proposal to burn 814 acres or 13 percent of Panthertown Valley on a regular rotation.

The proposed action would burn 485 acres on Blackrock Mountain and another 329 acres on Little Green Mountain for 1 – 3 burning cycles up to 10-12 years.

Fire suppression over the last 100 years has created an imbalance in the ecosystem and drought conditions like the fire season of 2016 forced evacuation of hundreds of homes.

Comments are due by May 9, 2019 and can be emailed to comments-southern-north-carolina-nantahala@fs.fed.us or faxe...



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