Controlled Burns Set in Ohio’s National Forest

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – We think of national forests as preserving nature by keeping the status quo.

But 3100 acres of the Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio will be burned this year.

The controlled burns through May 30 help some tree species better compete with others.

They also assist with food and habitat for wildlife, says the forest service.

They will use ground and aerial ignition methods.

There may be flight restrictions during burns.