Prescribed burns in our region help manage forest and other land.
Monday, Gov. Sonny Purdue signed a proclamation designating this as Prescribed Fire Awareness Week in Georgia.
Florida will have the same designation a month from now.
Prescribed burns are valuable tools for protecting forests from devastating wildfires. The planned fires by forestry professions are also the most economically feasible forest management tool for maintaining valuable wildlife species and enhancing reforestation.