Monongahela National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Elkins, WV 26241
Elkins, W.Va., April 1, 2019 – Monongahela National Forest fire officials plan to continue the 2019 prescribed burning season Tuesday, April 2, in the Brushy Mountain Grouse Management Area of Greenbrier County about 5 miles northeast of White Sulphur Springs. Burning could last two or more days.
Prescribed burning is an important tool for managing wildlife habitat for grouse, deer and other wildlife species. Reintroducing fire into this area will maintain grassy openings and brushy areas that provide places for grouse and songbirds to nest, hunt and find cover.
The burn areas will be closed to the public on the day of the burn and may be closed for several additional days to ensure public safety. Signs will be posted to alert residents of prescribed burning activity.
Area residents and travelers may see or smell smoke during fire operations. If you encounter smoke on the highway, slow down, turn on your vehicle’s lights and drive appropriately for the conditions.
Maps of the burn areas and updates are posted at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6281/.
For more information contact the Marlinton-White Sulphur Ranger District at 304-799-4334.
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