(KFVS) - The Shawnee National Forest says it plans to burn about 4,700 acres in several prescribed fire projects in the next year, depending on funding, weather and fuel conditions.
The SHF says these burns will be conducted under controlled conditions between Oct. 2011 and May 2012.
The purpose of the project is to:
- Stimulate the growth of native vegetation positively adapted to fire, and impede vegetation that is not
- Improve wildlife habitat
- Improve the visual quality of the area
- Reduce the likelihood and severity of a wildfire which will increase safety for the public and firefighters in case of a wildfire
For more information, you can contact Scott Crist or Bob Little in the Supervisor's Office at 618-253-7114 or visit their website.
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