Prescribed burn at Big Meadows

Shenandoah National Park logo 2By Lynn R. Mitchell

A controlled burn went as planned Thursday at Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park (see Controlled Burn Executed in Shenandoah National Park by reporter Jenna Dagenhart at NBC-29):

The meticulous task took a highly trained 20-person team. The park service is killing unwanted greens so it can keep endangered plants and animals alive.

“It allows for new and native wild flowers to come back in full bloom for the next season,” said public information officer Leslie Velarde.

The results will be visible with the spring wildflowers.

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