Prescribed burns planned on the Pisgah Ranger District to reduce wildfire risk and improve forest health
The U.S. Forest Service is planning five prescribed burns on the Pisgah Ranger District in the coming months to reduce the risk of wildfires. The low- to medium-intensity burns also create healthier, more diverse, and more resilient forests that can better support wildlife.
County Burn Unit Size (acres) Haywood
Balds 550 Haywood Sams Knob 200 Transylvania and Henderson Pink Beds 2000 Transylvania Bear Pen 1500 Buncombe Bent Creek 117
The dates for the burns and the actual number of units burned will depend upon weather conditions. Burning days are changeable because the proper conditions are needed; wind and relative humidity are key factors in fire behavior, safety, and smoke control. Prescribed burning will only occur when environmental conditions permit. During the burns, proper personnel and equipment will be on-site and some roads and trails