Prescribed Burn Planned at Paul M. Grist State Park

CONTACT: Forrest Bailey
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) State Parks Division, in cooperation with local fire departments and the Alabama Forestry Commission, is planning prescribed burns during the time frame of April 23-25, 2008 at Paul M, Grist State Park located 15 miles north of Selma, Alabama.
The main objectives in this warm season prescribed burn are the elimination of competing vegetation such as sweetgum and youpon holly and the enhancement of wildlife habitat in the predominantly mixed pine/hardwood zones. Every effort will be made to ensure safety and proper smoke management during this period.
For further information, contact Alabama State Parks Natural Resources Chief Forrest Bailey at 334-850-4331.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit