Ranger Program on Fire Ecology on Saturday, April 6, at Bandy Creek
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?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.