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National Wild Turkey Federation Grant Improves Habitat on Tishomingo NWR by Allowing for Prescribed Burning
Southwest Region, September 10, 2009
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Ross Huffman with the National Wild Turkey Federation visits with Brian Ringels and Kris Patton of Tishomingo NWR
Ross Huffman with the National Wild Turkey Federation visits with Brian Ringels and Kris Patton of Tishomingo NWR - Photo Credit: n/a
Rona Duke and Melissa Holder of Tishomingo NWR hold up the new sign provided by the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Rona Duke and Melissa Holder of Tishomingo NWR hold up the new sign provided by the National Wild Turkey Federation. - Photo Credit: n/a

A grant from the National Wild Turkey Federation should improve hunting success on the Wildlife Management Unit of Tishomingo NWR by allowing for prescribed burning to be accomplished on approximately 1,000 acres of the unit. The funding will re-establish a fire break between the Wildlife Management Unit and private property which will allow for fire management to return to an area that has not encountered fire in over twenty years. The benefits provided by the grant will also maximize the areas use for wildlife conservation and utilization.

According to National Wild Turkey Federation Biologist Ross Huffman prescribed fire is a key tool the NWTF promotes to landowners in maintaining forest habitat for wildlife species. The $5,900 grant to the refuge to re-establish a fire break is a commitment by the NWTF to improve not only hunting success but overall habitat for years to come.


Contact Info: Kristopher Patton, (580) 371-2402, Kris_Patton@fws.gov



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