Rain ends plan for prescribed burn in Farewell area

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2000

McGRATH (AP) -- Plans for a prescribed burn on state land in the Farewell area of the Interior were postponed Monday until next spring.

The Department of Natural Resource had planned the burn to improve habitat for moose, bison and other wildlife in the 47,000-acre area of the Farewell Burn, which includes a section of the Iditarod Trail.

The agency had been trying since last Thursday to hold the burn about 50 miles southeast of McGrath, but rain and humidity prevented it.

Division of Forestry officials will try again next year.

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