Published Feb. 11, 2015
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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – Personnel from the Army Corps of Engineers Mountain Home Project Office and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be conducting prescribed burns on Corps land surrounding Bull Shoals and Norfork lakes.  Prescribed burns will be conducted, when weather conditions are favorable, until the first week of April.

Wildlife management areas scheduled for burning includes Indian Head, McGinnis Point, and Minge Point, on Norfork Lake as well as Indian Point, Strawberry Point, and Carrolton Hollow on Bull Shoals Lake.  Areas to be burned include timber stands and glade restoration areas.

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

Burning supports annual reestablishment of favorable native grasses and herbaceous species that creates volumes of food resources and increases cover for nesting and forage for a variety of wildlife species.

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 helps control erosion.

For more information, call Conservation Biologist Ty Fowler at 870-425-2700 ext. 1433.

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Ty Fowler

Release no. 15-010