(Cleveland)- The weather conditions are optimal for forestry officials to continue with their prescribed burns. More are planned in north Georgia Thursday.
White County Public Safety advises that Georgia Forestry will be conducting a controlled burn just north of Cleveland. This controlled burn will be in the area of Chambers Road and Pink Mountain. There will be a lot of smoke generated by this fire.
U.S. Forestry officials say the weather conditions are right to conduct safe controlled burns with good smoke dispersion so more prescribed burns are scheduled today across North Georgia.
Fire operations will occur on four burn units located across all three Ranger Districts on the Chattahoochee National Forest. Fire managers will use low-intensity fire to remove hazardous fuels such as leaf litter, dead vegetation, and debris, to improve wildlife habitat.
A forestry service news release says the Chattooga River Ranger District will apply prescribed fire operations to the 177-acre Tugalo Village prescribed burn unit located south of Tallulah Gorge State Park in Habersham County.
The Blue Ridge Ranger District will apply prescribed fire operations to the 1,523-acre Cliff Ridge prescribed burn unit located approximately 10 miles South West of Blairsville, in Union County.
The Conasauga Ranger District will apply prescribed fire operations at two locations, the 26-acre Buffalo prescribed burn unit located approximately 7 miles North East of Cisco, and two areas totaling 23 acres on the Sumac unit approximately 3 miles Northeast of Crandall, to remove logging slash and debris for future planting.
Why burn when turkeys and songbirds are nesting seems harmful to an already low turkey population nesting hens are at Your mercy please reconsider these plans its absurd