Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway Hernando de Soto milepost 244

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Date: March 22, 2016
Contact: Travis Neppl, (662) 401-5288

TUPELO, MS: Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway and the US Forest Service plan to conduct a prescribed fire at Hernando de Soto on March 23, 2016. The Hernando de Soto prescribed fire will help reduce hazardous fuel loadings and restore the open woodlands that were historically present. The prescribed fire is located at:

Prescribed Fire Name

Milepost

County

Hernando de Soto

243.2 - 245.9

Chickasaw

The Hernando de Soto interpretive pulloff and parking area will remain open during the burn. During prescribed fire operations, smoke warning signs will be placed along the parkway as a precaution. Motorists should travel at a safe speed with headlights on when smoke is visible. Please be aware of park rangers, firefighting personnel, and equipment along the roadway and mow line. If visibility falls below 500 feet, the parkway may be temporarily closed until smoke has cleared. Some smoke may be visible for several days after initial prescribed fire operations have ended.

For more information about the Natchez Trace Parkway Fire Management Division, please visit

https://www.nps.gov/natr/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm

www.nps.gov   

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Last updated: March 22, 2016

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