Texas A&M Forest Service to conduct prescribed burning at W. G. Jones State Forest beginning Jan. 11

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Texas A&M Forest Service will be conducting prescribed burning at the William Goodrich Jones State Forest Jan. 11 through the end of the month, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., as weather permits.

According to TFS, prescribed burning is a standard practice, which reduces wildfire hazards, clears downed trees, controls plant diseases and invasive species, improves rangeland and wildlife habitats and restores natural ecosystems.

The prescribed burns will take place in 10-30 acre areas within the areas highlighted in blue below:
While foresters will restrict access to parts of the forest over the next month where the prescribed burning will take place, other areas of the forest will remain open to the public.

TFS officials said that agency fire officials and equipment will be on-site at the forest during prescribed burning operations.

For more information about the Texas A&M Forest Service and William Goodrich Jones State Forest, click here.

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  1. Go Kats! Hi Hannah, I’m a 1987 SHSU graduate. Congrats on your choice of universities and career path.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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