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Prescribed fire planned at Devils Tower National Monument

"The staff at Devils Tower National Monument are planning to conduct a prescribed burn to restore the natural process of fire to the ecosystem and reduce the build-up of dead and dried fuels," announced Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski. The fire is planned for later this month or in May. Depending on conditions, approximately 165 acres will be burned in the West Side Unit which is along the western boundary of the park.

The National Park Service's Northern Great Plains Fire Management Team will be watching for a weather window that meets necessary conditions, such as temperature, relativ...