The Nature Conservancy in Oregon is planning to conduct a controlled burn of up to 60 acres at Cascade Head Preserve, north of Lincoln City. Public access and all trails to the preserve will be closed during controlled burn operations. “Currently conditions are looking favorable for us to conduct our controlled burn on Cascade Head Preserve tomorrow, Sept. 27,” said Debbie Pickering, Oregon Coast Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy. “The preserve will be closed during the burn. The active burn operations should be completed that day but we will continue to have trained personnel and resources on site to monitor the burn units afterward until it is determined to be safe for them to leave,” she continued.
The controlled burn will be conducted by professional fire personnel from multiple agencies in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy in Oregon, including Oregon Department of Forestry, Siuslaw National Forest, The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, The Center for Natural Lands Management and others.
Safety is the top priority for this controlled burn intended to reduce brushy conditions in rare coastal grasslands, benefit rare species and reduce future fire danger. The controlled burn will take place under specific, safe weather conditions with an approved burn permit from the Oregon Department of Forestry.