Alerts & Notices

ROBBINSVILLE, N.C., Nov. 10, 2015 – The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct multiple prescribed burns on the Cheoah Ranger District, Nantahala National Forest this fall. Weather will dictate the dates of the prescribed burns.  Both sites are located in Graham County. 

The Cheoah Point area burn unit is:

  • Cheoah Point Recreation Area (15 acres)

The Nolton Ridge area burn unit is:

  • Ledbetter 3&4 (250 acres)

The Forest Service will conduct the Ledbetter 3&4 understory burn to reduce hazardous fuel and restore conditions in the forest.  The Cheoah Point Recreation Area burn will be a maintenance burn to clean up leaf litter and debris.  Prescribed burning also promotes forest health and wildlife habitat. Public safety is the highest priority during a prescribed burn. The dates for each burn will be announced as they are decided and weather permitting.

For more information contact, Fire Management Officer Tim Solesbee at the Cheoah Ranger District office at 828-479-6431.

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