Prescribed burn planned in southeast Fayetteville on Thursday

A prescribed burn is scheduled at a parcel of land near in southeast Fayetteville today (Feb. 20).

Crews will conduct the burn near the southeast corner of Highway 16 and Dead Horse Mountain Road beginning around 11 a.m. and lasting at least two hours (Note: we didn’t receive a media alert for this until 11:43 a.m.).

The property was a joint land purchase between the city and the Watershed Conservation Resource Center with the purpose of conservation, restoration, and enhancement to provide water quality improvements and protection of the Beaver Lake Watershed. The property will also be managed from an environmental and ecological perspective to rehabilitate and maintain native plant species. The prescribed burn is part of that adaptive management strategy.

From the city:

Steep Creek Fire and Land Management, an experienced and trained burn contractor, will conduct the burn under supervision of the Watershed Conservation Resource Center and the City of Fayetteville. A containment line has been established to maintain the fire within the designated burn area. The City of Fayetteville Fire Department will be on standby status to assist, if needed. Upon completion of the prescribed burn, the burn crew will assure that all sparks and embers have been fully extinguished.

Call 479-575-8386 for more information.