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Prescribed Fire at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge

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This spring, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting prescribed burns. These burns will accomplish Refuge management objectives for reducing hazardous accumulations of fuel, thinning dense stands of forest regeneration, and improving forage and cover for wildlife. Thinning of forests provides for a more natural tree density which benefits native wildlife and helps to minimize potential insect infestations. 


April 28, 2017

Contact: Fire Management Officer Doug Currie (509) 559-3040 or Alice Hanley (509) 235-4723

Email: douglas_currie@fws.gov

Prescribed Fire at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge 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 between May 1 - May 15. Prescribed burning activities should have little to no impact on access to the majority of Refuge public use areas. These burns will accomplish Refuge management objectives for improving wildlife habitat, reducing hazardous accumulations of vegetation and forest debris and decreasing the number of unhealthy and overstocked stands of ponderosa pine seedlings and saplings. 

 
These burns will be implemented in accordance with the State of Washington’s Smoke Management Plan. Burning will only occur when weather conditions and smoke dispersion are favorable. Disruptions to traffic are possible due smoke and to provide for firefighter and public safety, but are expected to be minimal. 

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov 

 

 

 

Last Updated: May 03, 2017
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