Fire: Cherokee NF Annual Prescribed Burning Program

Release Date: Feb 12, 2018  

Contact(s): Terry McDonald

 CLEVELAND, TENN – January 29, 2018--- USDA Forest Service officials say prescribed (controlled) fire is a useful tool for managing national forest land. Approximately 20,000 acres are scheduled for burning throughout the 650,000 acre Cherokee National Forest during 2018. A significant portion of the prescribed burning is planned for early spring.,,more