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Posted on: January 23, 2014

Prescribed burning to take place at W.G. Jones State Forest

This notice is posted as a courtesy to Texas A&M Forest Service and Jones State Forest

CONROE, TEXAS (January 23, 2014) — Texas A&M Forest Service will be conducting prescribed burning operations at the William Goodrich Jones State Forest starting the week of Monday, January 27 through January 31 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Considered a standard forest management tool for endangered species habitat restoration, undergrowth vegetation reduction and providing for community safety, the prescribed burning will take place as weather permits.

About 300 acres of predominately pine forests are expected to undergo prescribed burning over a several day period. The affected area is located south of F.M. 1488 and between SH 242 and Peoples Road.

(See attached Google Earth Image of state forest and of proposed prescribed burn area in RED -30°13'9.28"N and 95°29'47.26"W)

Texas A&M Forest Service is notifying surrounding city and fire officials, as well as area residents and groups who frequent the forest, by email and posting notification signs in adjoining rights of way. Agency firefighters and equipment will be stationed at the forest as a precautionary measure.

For more information, contact Urban District Forester John Warner or Resource Specialist and Burn Boss Raymond Uballe at 936-273-2261.

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