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By: Abi Jackson
04/14/16 02:08:05 PM

The US Forest Service has re-scheduled the 170 acre Timberline Lake area prescribed burn for Friday, April 15th. This will impact a 1/2 mile of the Ozark Trail near Pigeon Roost Rd and Forest Road 2514 intersection on the Courtois section. Users can by-pass the unit using roads.

By: Abi Jackson
03/18/16 03:04:32 PM

UPDATE 3/17:  Due to weather conditions inconsistent with the unit prescription, the Mill Buzzard prescribed burn has been postponed. If weather conditions are favorable this weekend, there may be potential for it to be conducted Saturday or Sunday.

UPDATE 3/16:  Due to unfavorable conditions, the Mill Buzzard prescribed burn has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, MARCH 17.  All other information is accurate.

Ozark National Scenic Riverways is planning to conduct the Mill/Buzzard Prescribed Burn on Wednesday, March 16th and Thursday March 17th. This prescribed burn encompasses 1,231 acres and is located near Klepzig Mill in Shannon County, just off State Highway NN. Visitors at Rocky Falls or those traveling State Highway NN or State Highway H may notice smoke from the prescribed burn. State Highway NN runs along the southeast edge of the unit. A portion of the Ozark Trail, approximately 1 mile in length, crosses the unit and will be subject to closure during the prescribed burn. NPS Road 730, leading to Klepzig Mill, borders and crosses portions of the unit and may be subject to temporary closure as well.

By: Abi Jackson
03/17/16 02:19:24 PM

UPDATE: The Blair Creek Fen Prescribed Burn has been re-scheduled for Friday, March 18.

The US Forest Service is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on Saturday, February 20th. The Blair Creek Fen Prescribed burn will impact the Ozark Trail in the Midridge area of the Blair Creek section.

By: Abi Jackson
01/28/16 12:21:07 PM

The US Forest Service is announcing a temporary closure of the Taum Sauk section of the OT from Hwy A south to Johnson's Shut-Ins for February 1st and 2nd. This will be an aerial treatment for feral hogs, using helicopters and rifles, conducted by MDC and AHPHIS. Signs will be placed at all impacted trailheads.