Spring and fall typically present opportunities to conduct prescribed fires. Prescribed fire gives us a chance to burn an area at a lower intensity to protect the vegetation and soil. Specific management objectives may be to reduce the fuels and/or create a mosaic pattern in the vegetation to create cover, forage, and browse areas for wildlife.Prescribed fire can also mimic naturally occurring fire, enhance native plant species and create diversity in vegetation structure and distribution. Burning is contingent on weather, fuel moisture, and air quality. When conditions allow fire managers to implement burns, smoke may be visible along forest travel routes.