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  • Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers

    Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »

Fire Management

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Fire is an important part of most ecosystems; however, unmanaged fire can cause catastrophic loss of habitat, homes, and even lives. In order to preserve the benefits of fire while reducing the drawbacks, the Natchez Trace Parkway has an active fire management program. The Fire Management Division has four primary areas of responsibility:

Fuels Management (prescribed burning and mechanical fuel reduction)

Fire Ecology (the science of fire)

Fire Suppression (extinguishing wildfires)

and Fire Education (public outreach)

All fire personnel at the Natchez Trace Parkway are also qualified to respond to emergency assignments throughout the nation.

 

Other Information:

Controlled Burn Locations

Natchez Trace Parkway Fire Management Plan (This file is over 8MB, and may take a while to download.)

Did You Know?

Dogwood tree along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Over 100 different species of trees, including the Dogwood and Redbud, grow along the Natchez Trace Parkway.