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Prescribed Burns Scheduled This Spring

By: Staff
09/18/12 02:59:17 PM

Two prescribed burns are scheduled for areas that affect the OT from now until the end of April. The Potosi/Fredericktown Ranger District plans to burn approximately 4,000 acres located 1.25 miles north of Berryman Campground, including miles 20 through 29. The burn will take place on multiple days sometime between March 12 to April 15, 2011. Which days cannot be pre-determined due to the dependence on a narrow range of atmospheric conditions necessary for implementation. On days that burn operations are taking place those sections of the Ozark Trail and Berryman Trail impacted will be signed and closed to users. We take the safety of both the public and our employees very seriously. We will make every effort to notify users with as much notice as possible; however, this may only be 1 day notice.

Also, a prescribed burn will take place on the Current River section. It could occur anytime between now and April 10th. They will be burning between miles 143.5 and 145.5. This location is approximately 4 miles south of Powder Mill. Updates will be posted when an exact date is set.