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Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge Partners with neighboring Land Owner to Conduct a Prescribed Fire
Southwest Region, April 27, 2010
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On April 27, for the first time since the refuge was established in 1988, prescribed fire was utilized on the refuge.  Leslie Canyon NWR has a varied array of habitat types on it, including giant sacaton grasslands.  This grassland is shared with the 99-Bar Ranch on the east side of Leslie Canyon NWR.  A total of 110 acres were planned to be burned, with the majority of that acreage private land.  Fire crews from Buenos Aires NWR, the Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, and refuge staff worked together to complete the burn.  Uncooperative weather delayed the start of the burn for a few hours, but at noon, crews were able to begin.  Overall, the burn went well with the majority of the goals for the burn being met.

Contact Info: Christopher Lohrengel, 520-364-2104 x.106, chris_lohrengel@fws.gov



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