Prescribed burning planned Nov. 16-30 at W.G. Jones State Forest

Prescribed burning offers a variety of environmental and safety benefits. (Courtesy Texas A&M Forest Service)
Prescribed burning offers a variety of environmental and safety benefits. (Courtesy Texas A&M Forest Service)

Prescribed burning offers a variety of environmental and safety benefits. (Courtesy Texas A&M Forest Service)

The Texas A&M Forest Service is planning to conduct prescribed burning operations on the W.G. Jones State Forest, located at 1328 FM 1488, Conroe, from Nov. 16-30, as weather permits.

Prescribed burning is a standard forest management tool for endangered species habitat restoration, undergrowth vegetation reduction and providing for community safety, according to the forest service. It also improves access and visual landscape aesthetics and provides interdepartmental training between state and local emergency response resources.


Prescribed burning is common practice at W.G. Jones State Forest, with burnings occurring at least once in 2018 and 2019.

The map below shows where the burning is planned.

By Eva Vigh
Eva Vigh joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 as a reporter for Spring and Klein. Prior to this position, she covered upstream oil and gas news for a drilling contractors' association.


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