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Prescribed Burns Helds This Week In Area – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 3/10/2021 at 3:34pm

Headwaters State Forest, located in the southeastern portion of Transylvania County, completed two prescribed burns this week on Monday and Tuesday.

Both burns were approximately 145-acres in size, according to Headwaters Ranger Michael Cheek.

Cheek said the burns were multi-benefit, multi-objective burns with the aims to reduce fuel, reduce understory components of mountain laurel and rhododendron and promote oak regeneration.

“The end of last week and beginning of this week are the first dry weeks we’ve had in a very long time and were kind of in a perfect window for our prescrib...

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