USACE plans prescribed burns

Published Nov. 18, 2021
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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct prescribed burns on public land surrounding Norfork and Bull Shoals Lakes until the second week of April.

Locations scheduled for burning are Robinson Point Park, Cranfield Island, Georges Cove, Chapin Point, Dillinger Point, Woods Point, Arnett Point, and the Tracy Ferry area on Norfork Lake and Indian Point on Bull Shoals Lake.

Controlled burns will be conducted when weather conditions are favorable and will include timber stands and glade restoration areas. If you have hunting stands located at any of these locations, please remove them immediately.

Prescribed burns improve timber health and are one of the most effective tools we have in preventing wildfires. The burns remove leaf and limb litter, remove excessive amounts of brush and shrubs, and encourage the growth of native vegetation which can improve erosion control.

For more information, contact the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700.


Release no. 21-122