FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 27, 2022
Contact: Tim Nyander
Prescribed burn planned near Dead Horse Mountain Road
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The City of Fayetteville, in conjunction with the Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC), will be conducting a prescribed burn Friday, Jan. 28, on a parcel of land near the southwest corner of Dead Horse Mountain Road and E. Huntsville Road (Arkansas Highway 16).
The prescribed burn is anticipated to commence at approximately 11 a.m. and will take around four hours to complete.
The parcel was a joint land purchase between the City and WCRC for the purpose of conservation, restoration and enhancement, so as to provide water quality improvements and protection of the Beaver Lake Watershed. The prescribed burn is part of an adaptive management strategy that works to rehabilitate and maintain native plant species.
Ozark Ecological Restorations Inc., an experienced and trained burn contractor, will conduct the burn under supervision of WCRC and the City. A containment line has been established to maintain the fire within the designated burn area. The Fayetteville Fire Department will be notified and on standby status to assist, if needed. Subsequent to completion of the prescribed burn, the burn crew will assure that all sparks and embers have been fully extinguished.
For more information about the prescribed burn, please contact Utilities Director Tim Nyander at 479-575-8386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.