In the coming weeks, there are controlled burns planned for several areas within Hoosier National Forest. According to a press release the burn areas are currently planned in the following counties:

  • Brown
  • Crawford
  • Jackson
  • Lawrence
  • Orange
  • Martin
  • Perry

There are no exact dates planned for the burn as weather will be factor in the burns but they plan to ignite a total of 4700 acres of forest. If you're wondering why the National Forest would want to burn any of the land in it's care, it actually improves wildlife habitat and restores woodlands.

If you have questions or concerns or need any additional information you can contact the Indiana Interagency Coordination Center Dispatcher at 812-547-9262 or  visit Their Website Here to view up-to-date information and maps.

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