Friday, March 04, 2016

Prescribed burning season in NJ: March 3

Prescribed or controlled burns by the NJ Forest Fire Service continue. According to the New Jersey Forests Facebook Page the following controlled burns were scheduled for March 3 (weather permitting):
Brendan Byrne State Forest, Pemberton Township 
Pleasant Run Wildlife Management Area, Upper Freehold Township 
Cloverdale Farm County Park, Barnegat Township
Lumley Tract, Berkeley Township
Manchester Wildlife Management Area, Manchester Township
Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area, Little Egg Harbor Township 
(obtained on March 5, 2016 from the New Jersey Forests Facebook Page)

The Press of Atlantic City published an article on March 3rd by Dan Skeldon on the importance of controlled burns in NJ (with photos) and a video. You will hear Bill Love, a section warden with the NJ Forest Fire Service explaining the importance of controlled (aka prescribed) burns. Updated on April 25,2016: I am no longer able to embed the video because I could not get the embed code to work as I wanted, I was able to go to the March 3rd article by Dan Skeldon to watch the video.

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