Trail of Tears state forest prescribed burn planned - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Trail of Tears state forest prescribed burn planned

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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources staff will perform a prescribed burn in portions of the Trail of Tears State Forest this spring.

They say the southeast corner of the forest, adjacent to fire trails #10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 will be the focus of the burn on the south side of the forest. The second location will be adjacent to the North Forest Road and fire trails #28 and 41. These portions of the forest will be closed while the burn takes place.

Timing of the burn will be weather dependent, but will occur between March 1 and March 31. IDNR said a notice will be placed at the site entrance 24 hours before the burn takes place.

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