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Press Release

Prescribed Burns Planned at Two Alabama State Parks in February

February 07, 2011

The Alabama State Parks Division will burn up to 235 acres at Wind Creek State Park, in Alexander City, Ala., for fuel hazard reduction and wildlife habitat improvement in seven separate burn compartments during February 2011.  State Parks Division personnel will be assisted by staff and equipment from the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Alexander City Fire Department. 

The Alabama State Parks Division will also burn up to 205 acres at Chewacla State Park in Auburn, Ala., for fuel hazard reduction and wildlife habitat improvement in five separate burn compartments sometime during February 2011.  State Parks Division personnel will be assisted by staff and equipment from the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Auburn Fire Department. 

Every effort is being made to ensure safety and proper smoke management during this burn period.  For more information, contact Don Burdette, State Parks Forester at 334-850-2469.

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 www.outdooralabama.com .


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