USACE plans prescribed burns

Little Rock District - USACE
Published March 6, 2024
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BRANSON, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct prescribed burns on public lands surrounding Table Rock Lake from March 5, 2024, until April 17, 2024.

Locations scheduled for potential burning are Moonshine Beach Recreation Area, Aunts Creek Campground, and locations near the Cow Creek Wildlife Management Area. Prescribed burns will be conducted when weather conditions are favorable and will include recreation areas, campgrounds and glade restoration for wildlife habitat purposes.

Moonshine Beach boat ramp, Table Rock Lake Peninsula, Aunts Creek Campground and Cow Creek WMA will be closed the day before, during, and the day after the prescribed burn occurs. Area closed signs will be stationed at the entrance of these locations.

Prescribed burns improve timber health, wildlife habitat 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 Table Rock Lake Project Office at (501) 340- 1950.

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