Linville Gorge Wilderness burn postponed
Caroline Harris / (email@example.com)
Earlier this year, Crotts delivered a petition with more than 750 signatures to Kristin Bail, forest supervisor for North Carolina, opposing plans to use prescribed burns in Linville Gorge Wilderness.
Prescribed burns are meant to mimic fires that used to occur naturally in forests, kill foreign plants and help “fire-adapted” species. Opponents deny the ecological value of controlled burns and are concerned about the impact on flora, fauna, air quality and the aesthetic value of the gorge.
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