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

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

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

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.
By Hannah Zedaker

Editor, Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Hannah joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor of the Spring/Klein edition and later became the editor of both the Spring/Klein and Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood editions in June 2021. Hannah covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Hannah served as associate editor of The Houstonian, interned with Community Impact Newspaper and spent time writing for the Sam Houston State University College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and The Huntsville Item.



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