Prescribed burns are planned at Frank Jackson State Park near Opp, Alabama, during February and March 2021, weather permitting. The burns are being conducted to reduce the risk of wildfire and enhance wildlife habitat within the park.
Every effort will be made to ensure safety and proper smoke management during the burns. As a safety precaution, the park’s hiking trails will be closed during the burn periods. Additionally, campers might experience smoke in the campground.
The Alabama Forestry Commission will conduct the controlled burns for the Alabama State Parks Division. The City of Opp Fire Department has been notified and will be on standby if needed.
Prescribed fire is an effective way to reduce wildfire risk, enhance wildlife habitat, and maintain a healthy forest ecosystem. For more information about the benefits of prescribed fire, visit www.outdooralabama.com/wildlife-management-programs/prescribed-fire-alabama.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.