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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Prescribed Burn/Bearpen Mtn by Coontree Loop and Bennett Gap trails in Feb or March

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    It's on

    Just got notice that this is happening starting tomorrow, Feb. 10.

    I guess this means 477 will be closed from 276 to the Horse Stables or so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossboy View Post
    Just got notice that this is happening starting tomorrow, Feb. 10.

    I guess this means 477 will be closed from 276 to the Horse Stables or so?

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    FOREST SERVICE NEWS ALERT

    Feb. 9, 2012


    Forest Service to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Bearpen Mountain Tomorrow

    The U.S. Forest Service plans to implement a 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, tomorrow (Feb. 10).

    The Forest Service will implement the prescribed burn to reduce woody debris in the forest, which will help prevent catastrophic wildfires. The prescribed burn will also improve wildlife habitat.

    The prescribed burn will take two to three days to complete and will be confined to Bearpen Mountain. The southern end of the burn will be Hwy 276 at the intersection of Avery Creek Road, extending to the intersection of Coontree Loop Trail and Hwy 276. The northern portion of the burn is Coontree Gap. The burn area will be contained by Avery Creek, Hwy 276, and Coontree Loop and Bennett Gap trails.

    More information about the prescribed burn is posted online at: National Forests in North Carolina - News & Events

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    Thanks for posting this up. wonder why I never got a e-mail notification.
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    Nevermind!

    February 10, 2012

    The U.S. Forest Service has decided to postpone the 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, that was scheduled for today.

    Fire managers cancelled the prescribed burn because of increased humidity levels and cloud cover, which reduce the quality of burning conditions.

    The Forest Service expects to conduct the burn before the end of March. The day before the burn, the agency will close Avery Creek Road, as well as Coontree Loop and Bennett Gap trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logover View Post
    I was out yesterday and saw that the gate near Pink Beds at 477 and 276 is marked for "Area Closure" if they do have the burn. This means the length of 477 will be closed.

    Driftwood, any thoughts that this might happen the weekend after next?

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    New update, utility maintenance has started.

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    FOREST SERVICE ALERT

    March 2, 2012


    Forest Service to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Bearpen Mountain Next Week

    PISGAH FOREST, N.C. - The U.S. Forest Service plans to implement a 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, on Tuesday (March 6) or Wednesday (March 7), depending on the weather.

    The Forest Service will implement the prescribed burn to reduce woody debris in the forest, which will help prevent catastrophic wildfires. The prescribed burn will also improve wildlife habitat.

    The prescribed burn will take two to three days to complete and will be confined to Bearpen Mountain. The southern end of the burn will be Hwy 276 at the intersection of Avery Creek Road, extending to the intersection of Coontree Loop Trail and Hwy 276. The northern portion of the burn is Coontree Gap. The burn area will be contained by Avery Creek, Hwy 276, and Coontree Loop and Bennett Gap trails. Avery Creek Road, Coontree Loop trail and Bennett Gap trails will be closed the day before the burn.

    More information about the prescribed burn is posted online at: National Forests in North Carolina - News & Events
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    National Forests in North Carolina - Alerts & Notices

    Date(s): Mar 5, 2012
    The U.S. Forest Service plans to implement a 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, on Tuesday (March 6) or Wednesday (March 7), depending on the weather.
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    Did this happen?
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    I sent a message to the NFS and never heard back and I have not ridden the trails so I don't know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timdvm View Post
    Did this happen?
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    There was a lot of smoke in the davidson drainage wed, but I saw no fire crews or fire. avery creek rd was open, as was coontree.

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    Avery creek road is closed they were starting the burn today should be finished in 2 or 3 days.

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    Thanks for the info.
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    Looks like it is on fire right now.
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    I didn't get one notification from the NFS. interesting. Thanks again.
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    They must have heard me. Just got this message.


    FOREST SERVICE ALERT

    March 27, 2012


    Forest Service to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Bearpen Mountain Today

    PISGAH FOREST, N.C. -- The U.S. Forest Service plans to implement a 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, today, Tuesday (March 27).

    The Forest Service will implement the prescribed burn to reduce woody debris in the forest, which will help prevent catastrophic wildfires. The prescribed burn will also improve wildlife habitat.

    The prescribed burn will take two to three days to complete and will be confined to Bearpen Mountain. The southern end of the burn will be Hwy 276 at the intersection of Avery Creek Road, extending to the intersection of Coontree Loop Trail and Hwy 276. The northern portion of the burn is Coontree Gap. The burn area will be contained by Avery Creek, Hwy 276, and Coontree Loop and Bennett Gap trails. Avery Creek Road, Coontree Loop trail and Bennett Gap trails will be closed the day before the burn.

    More information about the prescribed burn is posted online at: National Forests in North Carolina - News & Events

    Media contact: Stevin Westcott, public affairs officer, at 828-230-8914.
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