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Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns (WNF) (Prescribed Fire)


Fall marks the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professionals plan to burn up to 2,059 acres between October 30th and December 31st, 2017, on the Athens and Ironton Ranger Districts. Ironton Ranger District Lake Vesuvius Prescribed Burn Where: Lawrence County, Elizabeth Township, in the vicinity of Lake Vesuvius Recreation AreaSize: Approximately 300 acres Closures/Restrictions: None Handley Branch Prescribed Burn Where: Lawrence County, Symmes Township, in the vicinity of County Road 4Size: Approximately 230 acres Closures/Restrictions: None Bluegrass Prescribed Burn Where: Lawrence County, Aid Township, in the vicinity of County Road 19Size: Approximately 1,267 acresClosures/Restrictions: None Athens Ranger District-Marietta Unit Dart Prescribed BurnsWhere: Washington County, Lawrence and Independence Townships, in the vicinity of Felter RoadSize: Approximately 145 acres, broken into manageable blocks each dayClosures/Restrictions: None...

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