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Prescribed burns planned at Turnbull before fire season


MALDEN – Fire is being used to manage the Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge ahead of the 2022 fire season.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting prescribed burns at the refuge between Malden and Cheney from early April through May, weather depending, the agency reported.

“Prescribed fire is a management technique used to improve wildlife habitat, forest health, and to reduce the damaging impacts from catastrophic wildfire,” an agency spokesman said.

“Prescribed burning activities should have little to no impact on access to the majority of refuge public use areas.”


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