Daniel Boone National Forest

Daniel Boone National Forest officials said a series of prescribed burns will start this month in the forest.The purpose is to reduce the risk of wildfires and increase wildfire habitat diversity.Forest Supervisor H. Scott Ray said in a news release the burning gets rid of accumulated materials that can act as fuels, such as leaf litter and woody debris.The release said charred material remaining after a prescribed burn returns nutrients to the soil and creates places for new growth.

Source: MG News

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