published Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Prescribed fires scheduled for Little River Canyon National Preserve

Superintendent Gail Bishop of Little River Canyon National Preserve in north Alabama has announced prescribed burns are scheduled between Wednesday and Friday to reduce hazardous fuels in the forested regions and to enhance native habitats.

She said ignition of the prescribed fire is based on weather conditions.

Slant Rock Burn Unit is located on the north side of Highway 35 and west of County Road 103. Closures during this prescribe burn include the Slant Rock campsite with back-country roads 01, 02, 03, and 04 being affected on the day and possibility the day after the burn.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park’s Fire Use Module will assist the park staff.

A news release said prescribed fires help to decrease the impact and danger of wildfires if they occur.

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