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Controlled Burn Planned at Wind Creek State Park
October 06, 2011
The Alabama State Parks Division, with the assistance of the Alexander City Fire Department, will burn 40 acres of Wind Creek State Park’s forest land within the next two weeks, weather permitting. The prescribed burn is the first step in preparations to modify the habitat to support viable populations of bobwhite quail on the property.
Every effort will be made to ensure safety and proper smoke management during this burn period. Because of the burn location the smoke will not affect visitor enjoyment of the park. For more information, contact State Parks Forester Don Burdette at 334-850-2469.
In Alabama, prescribed burns are safely conducted throughout the year. One of the primary uses for prescribe burning is the maintenance of wildlife habitat. Controlled burning helps to rejuvenate high quality natural food sources for many species including white-tailed deer, Eastern wild turkey and bobwhite quail. Unlike most supplemental wildlife plantings, controlled burning can provide year-round protective cover and food for wildlife on managed land.
For more information on Alabama State Parks, prescribed burning and the bobwhite quail visit, www.outdooralabama.com.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR visit www.outdooralabama.com.