Jarman Gap Prescribed Burn Completed

Jarman Gap Prescribed Burn Completed

There are 6 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 10, 2013, titled Jarman Gap Prescribed Burn Completed. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Luray, Virginia: The 500-acre Jarman Gap prescribed burn in Shenandoah National Park was successfully completed on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11. Assistant Fire Management Officer John Fry reported that "prescribed fire objectives were achieved." Fry added that local residents and visitors will continue to see smoke from within the burn area ... (more)

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JJT

Washington, DC

#1 Apr 12, 2013
I have never understood why these burns are conducted at the very worst time – when the woods are full of baby animals, nesting birds, creatures that cannot get away from the horrors of fire. It breaks my heart that the animals must suffer because of the lack of judgment of the humans who make these devastating decisions. So we know of the death of one baby bear. How many other unaccounted animals perished?
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Apr 12, 2013
Now thats a great idea. Burn up Afton, heck its a dump anyway, and let it grow back natural, problem solved.

Since: Apr 13

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#3 Apr 12, 2013
I'm pretty sure a lot more animals would be injured or killed in a wildfire.
JJT

Washington, DC

#4 Apr 12, 2013
JJT wrote:
I have never understood why these burns are conducted at the very worst time – when the woods are full of baby animals, nesting birds, creatures that cannot get away from the horrors of fire. It breaks my heart that the animals must suffer because of the lack of judgment of the humans who make these devastating decisions. So we know of the death of one baby bear. How many other unaccounted animals perished?
I am NOT in Alexandria! I live in Charlottesville.
Augco

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Apr 15, 2013
This was posted for months on the Park's website, but unfortunately internet access is spotty for wildlife living within the park boundaries.
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#6 Apr 15, 2013
JJT wrote:
I have never understood why these burns are conducted at the very worst time – when the woods are full of baby animals, nesting birds, creatures that cannot get away from the horrors of fire. It breaks my heart that the animals must suffer because of the lack of judgment of the humans who make these devastating decisions. So we know of the death of one baby bear. How many other unaccounted animals perished?
The recent high winds also . I agree on the timing you point out . I never understood it .

Hig winds , dry and controlled burns ?

Thats what they get paid the big bucks for .

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