By Press Release
Natchez Trace Parkway staff are preparing for a prescribed fire on Saturday, February 25, and Sunday February 26 near Tupelo.
This will affect the Beech Springs Nature Trail, and the area around the Parkway Visitor Center. The public can expect to see fire and smoke on both days.
Prescribed fire is used to control non-native plant species, promote wildlife habitat, clear downed, dead trees that could fuel a large forest fire, and protect personal property adjacent to the Parkway.