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.


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Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


(800) 305-7417
Please call the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417. The Parkway Visitor Center is open everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time) except December 25. To contact the park's headquarters, call 662-680-4025 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Central Time).

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