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Lenape National Wildlife Refuge Complex
1547 Route 565
Sussex, New Jersey 07461

Staff may be reached by phone from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 973-702-7266. General e-mail inquiries may be directed to

Prescribed Fire at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge
Prescribed Fire Notification for Wallkill River NWR

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service wishes to inform the community that we plan on implementing in the coming weeks at Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge in Vernon Township, NJ. The planned sites, approximately 500 acres, include several tracts of grasslands, shrubs, and woodlands in and around the Refuge Headquarters and Dagmar-Dale Nature Trail. The planned sites also includes grasslands and woodlands between Lake Wallkill Road and Timberdoodle Trail, from Owens station road to Kelly Road and the Hidden Ponds area between Lake Wallkill Road and Timberdoodle Trail.

The actual dates will depend on favorable weather and atmospheric conditions  – including relative humidity, fuel moisture, and wind speed and direction to achieve the desired objectives and for the smoke to rise and disperse - as well as the availability of firefighters. Each prescribed burn prescribed burn
A prescribed burn is the controlled use of fire to restore wildlife habitat, reduce wildfire risk, or achieve other habitat management goals. We have been using prescribed burn techniques to improve species habitat since the 1930s.

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is expected to be completed within one day with active burning over several hours. Trails and facilities may be temporarily closed while burning is underway.

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