ELKINS, W.Va., – Staff on Monongahela National Forest are planning to burn several woody debris piles this spring on National Forest System lands.
Pile-burning may take place at any time from now until early June. Burning may take place in several locations. Planned pile burns include:
- Mowery-Glover grazing allotment, east of Seneca Caverns, area of Reeds Creek and Dry Run. For more information call the Cheat-Potomac District at (304) 257-4488.
- Smokehole-Champ grazing allotment, area east of Smoke Hole Road. For more information call the Cheat-Potomac District at (304) 257-4488.
- Pile located behind the Greenbrier District Office in Bartow, Pocahontas County. For more information call (304) 456-3335.
- Gay Sharpe grazing allotment, near state Route 55 and Forest Service Road 202, Pocahontas County. For more information call the Marlinton-White Sulphur District Office at (304) 799-4334.
- Okay Beale Hacking grazing allotment, area of Buzzard Ridge Road, Pocahontas County. For information call the Marlinton-White Sulphur District Office at (304) 799-4334.
Signs will be posted on roads near the burn areas when burning is taking place. Residents and forest visitors may see and smell smoke. County emergency operations centers will be notified when burning begins.