Grays Lake Prescribed Burn info August 2019

Grays Lake Prescribe Fire info, August 2019



The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns on Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge over the next few weeks.  Burn operations may occur over several days starting Thursday August 22, 2019 as conditions allow.

The prescribed burns can only occur when weather and field conditions meet prescription so that burning can be carried out safely. The prescribed burns are intended to reduce dead wetland vegetation and increase the quality of wetland habitat.  Visitors to the area and local residents should expect areas of smoke from burning to potentially impact roads and to a lesser extent area residences and towns for a few days up to a week.  All efforts will be made to reduce these impacts during and after burning operations.

The areas to be burned are east of Bear Island.  Access to the Refuge will be limited to the public during burn operations for public safety.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Casselman, Project Leader for the Southeast Idaho National Wildlife Refuge Complex at 208-240-2742.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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