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Kings Mountain National Military Park News Release
Release Date: February 9, 2021
Contact: Diana Bramble, e-mail us, 864-461-2828
Wildland Fire Crews Conducting Prescribed Burns
Blacksburg, SC – Kings Mountain National Military Park will be conducting a series of prescribed burns within the park boundaries through the end of May 2021.Locations to be burned are as follows:
- Battlefield burn unit – 175 acre area that is located north of the main park drive and includes the area around the visitor center. Prescribed burns will be performed in multiple sections throughout the inner loop of the battlefield trail, and the outer loop of the trail.
- Piedmont burn unit – 144 acre area that is located south of the main park drive and the battlefield. The unit is flanked by the horse trail on the eastern boundary, main park drive on the northern boundary, whitworth fire road on the western boundary, and the boundary shared with Kings Mountain State Park to the south.
The timing of the prescribed burn implementation is dependent upon a variety of conditions as burns are conducted within specific parameters that take into account temperature, relative humidity, fuel moisture, wind speed, and wind direction.
Fire is an essential and natural process that has shaped the landscape of Kings Mountain National Military Park for thousands of years. Prescribed burns are conducted at the park to reduce the risk of wildland fire, and to restore native vegetation and historic landscapes. All areas of historic, cultural, and ecological importance are identified and protected throughout the planning and implementation of prescribed burns.
Last updated: February 9, 2021