Prescribed Fire

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Prescribed burning will take place at Turnbull this spring to meet refuge management objectives for improving wildlife habitat, reducing hazardous accumulations of vegetation and forest debris and decreasing the amount of unhealthy and overstocked stands of ponderosa pine seedlings and saplings.


This spring, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge may conduct prescribed burns. Depending on weather conditions, burning will occur from April through May.  Prescribed burning activities should have little to no impact on access to the majority of the Refuge public use area. 

Please check out our news release for further information.