Fire Management

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed fire is used as a habitat management tool at Grays Lake.  

The refuge uses prescribed treatments, such as controlled burns, to reduce fuel loads. This not only lessens the intensity and severity should a wildfire occur, but also returns nutrients to soil, stimulates new vegetative growth, and improves habitat for many birds and animals.

 For information on the US Fish and Wildlife Service's prescribed fire program, see their prescribed fire web site.