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Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

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Date: January 3, 2007

The Natchez Trace Parkway has released its prescribed fire (controlled burning) schedule for 2007. From January through June, prescribed fire operations will be conducted at various locations along the Parkway (See table below).

Prescribed Fire Name



Prescribed Fire Name


Big Tree Vista


Trace East-South


Fall Hallow


HWY 15 Access Island


ML Hiking Trails North


HWY 82 NE Access Island


Old Trace Drive


HWY 82 SE Access Island


Misc. Cherokee Lease Tracts

Cherokee Ranger District

HWY 9 Access Island


Needs Center


HWY 12 NE Access Island


Tockshish Pullout


HWY 12 SW Access Island


Trace West-North

243.2- 245.9

Rocky Springs Campground


Chickasaw Agency Pullout


Port Gibson Kudzu



Prescribed fire is a useful and cost effective tool for managing the forests and grasslands that encompass the Parkway. The benefits of using prescribed fire include reducing the buildup of dead woody material, decreasing the risk of catastrophic wildfire, perpetuating fire dependent vegetation, reducing exotic vegetation, providing habitat and forage for animals, and restoring the natural role of fire in a healthy ecosystem.

Did You Know?

Emblem of the Daughters of the American Revolution

The Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) played a vital role in the preservation of the Natchez Trace by placing markers in each Mississippi county the old trace passed through.