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 »
Prescribed Fires Postponed
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580-622-7282
Chickasaw National Recreation Area planned to begin a series of prescribed fires starting on December 6, 2010, but National Park Service fire management professionals have decided to postpone the burns until weather conditions become more favorable. The decision to postpone burning was made due to current weather forecasts and to avoid the possibility of excess smoke entering or lingering in local communities.The prescribed fires are now likely to occur in January 2011, once weather conditions are favorable. The fires will burn the thinned eastern red cedar cut during the summer and fall. Although native to
For more information about the upcoming burns, contact Chief of Resource Management Steve Burrough, 580-622-7261.
Did You Know?
Chickasaw National Recreation Area commemorates a landmark in natural resource conservation, as it is the first national park area in the United States established with the cooperation of an Indian Tribe. In 1902, leaders of the Chickasaw Nation sold the land for the park to the U.S. government. More...