Smell smoke? It’s fire.
By Tracy Agnew Published
News Herald Suffolk
10:53pm TuesdayIf you smell smoke during the next several months
, February 1 , 2011
Staff at the refuge will be conducting prescribed burns as part of the refuge resource and fuels management program. The burns help maintain forest health and reduce the amount of fuel available for an unwanted fire.
“While smoke from these prescribed burns may be noticeable for several days
He referred to the refuge’s wildfire of 2008
The smoke from that fire affected residents throughout Hampton Roads and northeastern
The upcoming burns will be conducted by trained personnel following approved plans. Swamp personnel are assisted by other federal
The burns are dependent upon short and long-term weather conditions
The pine forests in the swamp require the periodic use of fire
For more information
114 wildfires reported over weekend in SC
Forestry Commission spokesman Scott Hawkins said in a news release Monday that more than 540 acres burned between Jan. 28-30
Commission forest protection chief Darryl Jones says it is an indication that the state can expect a busier than usual fire season
Three Steps to Protect Your Forest
Support Good Fires, Prevent Bad OnesPrescribed fires, planned and professionally managed, clear underbrush and renew habitats. With prescribed fires, wildlife thrives and wildfires are prevented.
See more about good fires in your area at GoodFires.org.
Champion ConservationOur forests provide clean water and air, essential natural resources and wildlife habitats. Do your part to champion the conservation of forestland. For seven simple ways you can help, click here.
Leave No TraceOur forests are places of beauty and peace. You can help preserve the wonder of unspoiled nature by practicing Leave No Trace hiking and camping. Learn how at LNT.org.
Watch the video below and see what a fire crew from Pulaski VA does to help Smokey Bear and the citizens of the county.