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Prescribed Burn Conducted today on Three Game Lands

  • 26 May 2015
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RALEIGH, N.C. (May 26, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is continuing three prescribed burns today on the following game lands:

WHERE: Threelocations:

  • Chowan Swmp Game Land – 45 acres of the Wiccacon tract  in Hertford County, 2 miles northeast of Harrellsville. 
  • Sandhills Game Land - 184 acres in Richmond County. GPS coordinates: 35.03963  79.6464
  • Holly Shelter Game Land - 583 acres in Pender County, 5 miles west of Hampstead. This will be a prescribed burn using a helicopter.

WHAT:  Prescribed burn to reduce pine litter and undesired vegetation, and to stimulate growth of native vegetation to benefit wildlife.

WHEN: May 26, 2015

CONTACT:  For questions, please contact:

Hannah Whitley

Processing Assistant V

Division of Engineering and Lands Management

Phone: (919) 707-0363


MORE INFO:  Learn why the Commission conducts prescribed burns by reading our “Prescribed Burns Benefit Wildlife” blog.

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