Prescribed burn for Outdoor Campus – West on Thursday
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division and South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks have planned a prescribed burn on the Adventure Trail at the Outdoor Campus – West on Thursday, January 7.
Firefighters plan on burning approximately three acres. The goal of the fire is to reduce the fuel load of overgrown grasses. This will in turn promote growth and the return of natural grasses and forbs, return nutrients to the soil, and rejuvenate the native habitat for wildlife.
Citizens are advised that smoke may be visible in the surrounding areas and can linger after the fire is completed. Fire crews will be monitoring fire lines for public safety.