Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Zone Fire Staff, local fire departments, and the Delaware Forest Service, has implemented a landscape burning program on the refuge since March of 2017. This year’s plan includes a total of nearly 200 acres primarily located along Fowler Beach Rd., Cods Rd., and Prime Hook Rd. Burning may take place between Monday March 20th and Friday April 14th, 2023 but will be contingent upon optimal burn conditions.
The purposes for this year’s burn will be remove undesired non-native plant species and to remove accumulated wildland hazardous fuels. The use of prescribed fire is an effective and cost-efficient method to accomplish these objectives. Trained prescribed burning specialists will conduct these burns.
Weather conditions such as rainfall, wind speed and wind direction will determine if and when the burning will occur. Prime Hook Refuge’s website will be updated appropriately to inform the public regarding daily burn plans.
The Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge consists of over 10,163 acres of marsh, forest and uplands along the Delaware Bay between Slaughter Beach and Broadkill Beach, east of Milton.
For more information, please call (302) 684-8419