DNR to conduct prescribed fires inside Brown County State Park

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Fire Control Headquarters will be conducting a prescribed fire in Brown County State Park between March 21-25. DNR officials say that firing operations are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and end around 4 p.m.

Officials say that Nashville, and the surrounding communities, may experience the presence of smoke. They say that the burn will address the lack of oak regeneration in the 10 O’Clock Line Nature Preserve within the state park. The DNR says it conducts the burning in order to preserve the area’s high-quality oak woodland habitat, which requires more sunny, open conditions. Without the fires, officials say that competing vegetation would replace the oaks, eventually eliminating the plants and animals typical of the oak forests.