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Posted 4/4/2018

Release no. 18-015

Carol Labashosky
(502) 315-6769


Keith Chasteen
(502) 315-6724

(Louisville, Ky.) -- The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District will be having a prescribed burn at the Louisville McAlpine Locks and Dam on Thursday, April 5.

It will take place at Area A which consists of 1.5 acres of grasses and herbaceous vegetation, and a pollinator habitat.  Fire is recognized as the best tool for management of native meadow species.

The purpose of the burn is to stimulate the native warm season plants and to suppress the non-native cool season plants. It is anticipated that ignitions will begin in the late morning.  Smoke may be visible once ignitions begin.

The Corps does not want to draw observers down to the area, as that may interfere with accomplishing objectives and might create risks for workers and the public.  The Corps also does not want people seeing smoke and calling the fire department. The fire department is aware of the burn.  

The general area maybe temporarily closed if needed to ensure safety of visitors and employees.

For more information, call Keith Chasteen, natural resource management specialist at (502) 315-6724. 


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