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Prescribed Burns Planned On Nantahala District

 

Last updated 3/10/2021 at 3:56pm



The U.S. Forest Service is planning 10 prescribed burns on the Nantahala Ranger District in Macon and Jackson counties in the coming months to reduce the risk of wildfires. The low- to medium-intensity burns also create healthier, more diverse, and more resilient forests that can better support wildlife.

The dates for the burns and the actual number of units burned will depend upon weather conditions. Burning days are changeable because the proper conditions are needed-wind and relative humidity are key factors in fire behavior, safety and smoke control. Prescribed burning will only occur...



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