Fort Benning sustains forest with controlled burn | Environment
FORT BENNING, GA - There might be some smoke in the Columbus and Fort Benning areas on the last day of 2012.
The Directorate of Public Works is conducting controlled/prescribed burn in the northeast portion of post today. Winds are favorable and smoke is not expected to escape post.
Prescribed burning helps maintain a healthy forest while providing quality lands to support the various Maneuver Center of Excellence training missions. It’s the key environmental management tool in sustaining the longleaf pine ecosystem.
Community members may call 706-545-2238 for more information.