2012-03-08 / Local & State

U.S. Forest Service Plans Burn In McDowell County

NEBO, N.C. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is scheduling a prescribed burn in McDowell County during the month, depending on weather conditions.

The Grandfather Ranger District of the Pisgah National Forest plans to burn approximately 2,000 acres on national forest land and around 100 acres on Blue Ridge Parkway land. The center of the burn unit will be approximately 10 miles northwest of Marion.

This is the first prescribed burn conducted under the Grandfather Restoration Project. Last month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $605,000 in Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration program funding for the project

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