• Glowing sunset view from overlook - Photo by Jason Barnett Photography

    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Ranger Program on Fire Ecology on Saturday, April 6, at Bandy Creek


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News Release Date: April 1, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275

The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area will be having a ranger program on the ecology of fire on Saturday, April 6,starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.  Ranger Dustin Beaty will talk about how not all fires are detrimental and discuss the beneficial effects of prescribed fire on the environment.

Many national parks, including Big South Fork, plan and implement prescribed burns.  Come find out why.  See equipment and clothing used by firefighters when setting prescribed burns and fighting wildfires.

No reservations are required.  Please contact the park at (423) 286-7275 for further details and information.

Did You Know?

Cumberland sandwort

Cumberland sandwort is one of several species of threatened and endangered plants found throughout Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. Cumberland sandwort only grows in the dry sandy soils of certain rockshelters found in and around Big South Fork.