Fire Management

The National Park Service's Director’s Order 18 requires that all parks with vegetation capable of sustaining fire develop a Fire Management Plan. There are over 1,170 acres of land within Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, which are burnable. Please contact the park for more information about the park's Fire Management Plan.

Dafna Reiner HMG Fire
A wildland firefighter observes fire behavior at the Hopewell Mound Group prescribed fire.

NPS Photo/Mike Johnson

Prescribed Fire at Hopewell Mound Group Unit - 2009

The park proposed and conducted a prescribed fire at the Hopewell Mound Group unit in Autumn 2009. The purpose of the six acre fire was to reduce the accumulation of hazardous fuels, suppress tree and shrub encroachment, and re-establish the dominance of native species. Read a complete story of this prescribed fire event at Hopewell Mound Group.

Last updated: December 27, 2017

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