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Fire in the Forest field trip: Benefits of prescribed burns for forest health and public safety

Posted Monday, March 28, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - Fire in the Forest field trip will take place on April 9 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at Jordan Lake. The field trip will make attendees aware of the benefits of prescribed burns for forest health and public safety.

Fire suppression threatens the healthy diversity of forests and wildlife habitat, and leads to a buildup of vegetative fuels in the forest's understory that creates problems where urban areas and forestland meet. Prescribed burning is beneficial for forest health and wildlife habitat, as well as for public safety through the reduction in frequency and severity of wildfires.

Learn about the benefits of prescribed burning as a forest management tool, get fire safety tips for home and landscape, and visit examples of burned and unburned sites to see the differences in vegetative growth that come back after a burn. Our guide will be Mark Bost with the NC Division of Forest Resources. Register for this free trip by calling 919-545-8044.

Directions to this event: Tour starts at the Jordan Lake Educational State Forest at 2832 Big Woods Road. For a map, go
here.

Register for these free trips by contacting Central Carolina Community College - Pittsboro campus Continuing Education office at 919-545-8044. More information about this series is available by contacting gretchen_smith@bellsouth.net and at the following site.

 
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