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GWJ National Forest Prescribed Burns

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George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
U.S. Forest Service
Virginia
Roanoke, VA 24019

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News Releases — GWJ National Forest Prescribed Burns

Cancelled: Prescribed burn planned in Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area Released: 5/4/2022
May 4, 2022 update: This prescribed burn has been cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions.  May 4, 2022Location:  The Cole Mountain prescribed burn area is located eight miles east of...
Prescribed burn planned near Montvale in Bedford County, VA beginning 4/23 Released: 4/22/2022
Location:  The 1,034-acre Black Horse Gap burn area is located three miles northwest of Montvale and ten miles northeast of Roanoke on National Forest Service lands in the Day Creek trailhead area....
Prescribed burn scheduled in Bath County, VA tomorrow, Saturday, April 23 Released: 4/22/2022
Location:  The Coffee Pot burn area is located one-mile southwest of Millboro Springs and seven miles west of Goshen. Date and Time:  Forest Service fire specialists plan to begin the 344-acre burn...
Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn in Wise County Saturday 4/23 Released: 4/22/2022
Location: The High Butte burn unit is located in the Keokee Lake area, approximately ten miles southwest of Appalachia, VA, 2.8 miles southeast of Keokee, VA, two miles south of Exeter, VA, and 4.75...
Prescribed burn on Archer Knob in Augusta County over next two weeks Released: 4/22/2022
April 22,  2022 – Harrisonburg, VALocation:  The 5862-acre Archer Knob prescribed burn is located in Augusta County, VA on Great North Mountain, 2.7 miles southwest of Craigsville and seven miles...
Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Kelly Flats area Released: 4/22/2022
April 22, 2021 – Blackburg, VALocation:  The Kelly Flats prescribed burn area is located in Giles County north of Big Stoney Creek Road (State Route 635), north of the town of Interior, and...
Prescribed burn at high Knob Tower, April 20 Released: 4/20/2022
Today Forest Service Fire Specialists will be burning a small, 1.2-acre area beside the High Knob Tower on the Clinch Ranger District. This burn will prepare the meadow for planting native...
Prescribed burn in Bath and Alleghany Counties, April 15 Released: 4/14/2022
Location: Big Wilson burn area is located two miles southeast of Hot Springs and is located on lands administered by the USDA Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy.Date and Time: Forest Service...
CANCELLED: Prescribed Burn Craig and Botetourt Friday, April 15 Released: 4/14/2022
Location:  The Mill Creek prescribed burn is located east of Fenwick Mines Recreation site, five miles northeast of New Castle, VA off of State Route 615 (Craig Creek Road).Date and Time:  Fire...
CANCELLED: Prescribed burn in Rockingham County, VA Friday, April 15 Released: 4/14/2022
Location:  The Gauley Ridge prescribed burn unit is south of Gate Mountain and 20 miles northeast of the City of Harrisonburg.Date and Time:  Fire specialists will begin the 1,320 acre burn on...