Fox Found at Chickasaw National Recreation Area Tested Positive for Rabies
During the week of June 10, park rangers at Chickasaw National Recreation Area caught and euthanized a sick fox that subsequently tested for disease, and found to be infected with the rabies. More »
Public Information Meetings Scheduled for Prescribed Fires
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580-622-7282
The public is invited to attend meetings to discuss upcoming prescribed burns that will take place this fall and winter at Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The meetings will be held at the
The burns are a part of the National Park Service’s prescribed fire program to help protect local communities from the catastrophic effects of uncontrolled wildland fires while promoting the natural ecosystem’s ability to thrive. The dates of the burning will depend on weather conditions. Fires will be ignited when environmental factors such as temperature, wind direction, relative humidity, and fuel moisture levels are within a very specific range. Qualified personnel will monitor the fires throughout the burn period.
The scientific use of fire is a management tool that benefits animals, plants and people. Well-planned and executed fires promote the healthy growth of native plants, which support the variety and abundance of birds and animals found in these natural areas.
For more information, contact Chief of Resource Management Steve Burrough, 580 622-7261.
Did You Know?
A Bison herd has been a central feature of the Platt Historic District [formerly Platt National Park, 1906-1976] since 1920. In February of 1920, three bison were transported here via horse-drawn wagon from Oklahoma's Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. More...