The Chickasaw National Recreation Area in Oklahoma is conducting a series of prescribed fires in order to reduce hazardous fuel and the numbers of eastern red cedars.
Through the judicious use of chain saws, many of the cedars have already been reduced to slash, so the project is a little like burning a unit that has been selectively logged.
More about the project can be found on InciWeb. This is the first time we have seen a prescribed fire on InciWeb, but it’s a great way to provide the public with information — much more than you would see in a newspaper article. And you don’t have to depend on a reporter to get the facts straight.