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Prescribed Burning Planned at Muscogee Technology Park- February 4

Posted February 4, 2016    

 Prescribed Burning Planned at Muscogee Technology Park

Smoke from the fires may drift causing potential for reduced visibility
COLUMBUS, GA, February 4, 2015 – In the coming weeks the Columbus Consolidated Government, in coordination with the Development Authority of Columbus, will employ prescribed fires in Muscogee Technology Park as part of habitat land management activities required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in conjunction with the 1999 Land Exchange with Fort Benning.
The dates of the fires are determined by the appropriate weather conditions including wind direction and humidity; as such, no specific date has been set for the burn. However, the window for the event will begin on February 8 and run through March 31.
While this activity will achieve many desired objectives, it nevertheless produces smoke that can cause reduced visibility and other potential issues. A burn plan will be implemented that sates the atmospheric and environmental conditions necessary, clearly defines the boundaries of the area to be burned and provides details of specific precautionary measures that must be implemented prior to the burn.
To further ensure the safety and effectiveness of the land management plan, the prescribed burn will be carried out by the Georgia Forestry Commission with assistance from Fox Land & Water Consulting. Media contacts will be alerted to the event the day of the prescribed fire as soon as the conditions for the fire are favorable.
Brian J, Sillitto, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce
(706) 596-7004, [email protected]



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