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IDNR to perform prescribed burn at Trail of Tears


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources staff will perform a prescribed burn in portions of the Trail of Tears State Forest in southern Illinois.

According to site superintendent Calvin Beckman, this fall and winter, the south west corner of the forest, between fire trails two and three will be the focus of the burn, on the south side of the forest.

The second location will be in the Demonstration Area, between Fire Trails 31, 31A and 31B.

These portions of the Forest will be closed while the burn takes place.

Timing of the burn will be weather dependent, but will most likely be between November 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.

A notice will be placed at the Site entrance 24 hours prior to the burn taking place.

Trail of Tears State Forest thanks you for your patience and understanding as they work to improve the wildlife habitat at Trail of Tears State Forest.

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