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Prescribed Burns at Pilot Mountain State Park

posted Jan 15, 2014, 5:16 PM by Administrator Friends of Sauratown Mtns   [ updated Mar 31, 2014, 4:21 PM ]
NC State Park staff will be conducting a prescribed burn of 70 acres along the Yadkin River within Pilot Mountain State Park this week (3/31- 4/6), if weather conditions permit.  The burn will be conducted between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.  The trails on the islands and in the Yadkin County portion of the park will be closed during the burn and will be closed Friday for staff to make sure there are not remaining snags or hazards present.

The purpose of the burn is to benefit wildlife habitat , and will improve oak, hickory, and shortleaf pine forest.  The burn will also reduce the amount of hazardous fuels that contribute to wildfire conditions.