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  • Croatan National Forest Prescribed Burn 6/13

    The Croatan National Forest will be conducting a 303 acre prescribed burn today, June 13.

    The burn will take place on Bender Road in Jones County, 2 miles SE of Pollocksville and 12 miles W of the District Office. The public should be aware of the potential for smoke in the area along with firefighter traffic.

    Consideration for firefighter and public safety is the highest priority. The goal of the burn is to reduce the amount of fuel on the forest floor to prevent future catastrophic wildfires. The burn will also assist with Wildlife Habitat Improvement in this area of the forest

    A helicopter will be assisting with the burn operations.