Corps Plans Prescribed Burns at Greers Ferry Lake

Published Feb. 13, 2017
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   HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- The Corps of Engineers Greers Ferry Project Office personnel will conduct small prescribed burns in various parks and in the wildlife management area around Greers Ferry Lake during the next several months when weather conditions are favorable.

Periodic burning improves timber stand health, enhances wildlife value, and helps restore glade areas back to its natural condition.  The burning will reduce limb and leaf accumulations decreasing the chances of a damaging wild fire during the high use summer months.

Prescribed burns improve habitat for wildlife by promoting vigorous growth of non-woody vegetation and grasses which are important to wildlife for food and protective cover.

Burning also releases important nutrients into the soil and exposes the soil to sunlight which stimulates the formation of grasses and other green plants forming fibrous roots which help control erosion.   

For further information, please contact the Greers Ferry Project office by phone at 501-362-2416.

Jeff Price

Release no. 17-016