For the remainder of the month a controlled burn is planned on public lands administered by the National Park Service inside the Lower Buffalo Wilderness, Buffalo National River. The actual dates will be determined based on weather conditions.
The purpose for conducting the prescribed burn is to promote the restoration and maintenance of fire as a natural component of ecosystem processes. The prescribed burn will reduce the accumulation of dead and down fuels lowering the chances for a catastrophic wildfire in the future and to provide wildfire protection for adjacent lands.
The area of the closure is on the north side of the Buffalo River, bounded on the north by the park boundary between Cedar Creek and the White River and on the south by the Buffalo River.
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