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Forest Service to conduct prescribed burn for the Patterson Mountain area in Botetourt County tomorrow
%3Ab%3ALocation:%3A/b%3A This 1,565-acre burn will take place in the Patterson Mountain area located northeast of Marshalltown, Va. and north of Patterson Creek Road. %3Ab%3ADate and Time%3A/b%3A: ...

Tue, 13 Apr 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service to conduct prescribed burns for the Cobbler Mountain and Gold Wing Warbler areas in Bath County today
Location: The 540-acre Cobbler Mountain burn unit and the adjacent 82-acre Gold Wing Warbler burn are located on National Forest Service lands 4 miles northwest of Warm Springs, and north of Hid...

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service plans prescribed burn for the Pound Gap area in Wise and Scott Counties
Location: The 1,603-acre Pound Gap prescribed burn unit is located approximately two miles from north Dungannon and adjacent to State Route 664 and Forest Road 700. Ramey Branch Creek and Little...

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn for the Tar Jacket area in Amherst County
Location: The 778-acre Tar-Jacket burn unit is located eight miles northeast of Buena Vista and six miles northeast of Forks of Buffalo. Date and Time: The Forest Service plans to ...

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Forest Service plans to conduct prescribed burn for the Moreland Gap area in Shenandoah County
Location: The 308-acre Moreland Gap burn area is located on Short Mountain four miles east of Mount Jackson, Virginia. Date and Time: The Forest Service plans to begin ignitions on Wedn...

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:00:00 CDT

Alerts & Notices


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Forest Service is conducting prescribed burns this spring throughout the Forests
We are conducting prescribed burns throughout the Forests from March through mid-May. Prescribed burns improve wildlife habitat by restoring open woodlands and grasslands to the forest landscape, and keep the public and homes safe by reducing the buildup of dried leaves and wood in nearby forest land that can lead to uncontrolled wildfires. Safety is the Forest Service’s top priority, and Forest Service fire managers will conduct prescribed burns only under appropriate weather conditions. Areas near prescribed burns may see or smell smoke and some trails or roads may be temporarily closed. For information about where we are conducting prescribed burns check out the InciWeb Information page or follow us on twitter: @GWJNF1

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 00:00:00 CDT


Day Use Passes for Lake Moomaw available
The 2021 Day Use passes for Lake Moomaw and other recreation areas on the forest are now available for purchase over the phone. The pass this year costs $30. This year's pass not only covers the day use areas at Lake Moomaw but also day use areas located on other ranger districts with fee areas. For more information or purchase of the pass you can call 540-839-2521.

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:00:00 CST


Facility and recreation area changes in response to COVID-19
In coordination with state and local health and safety guidelines, National Forests remain open; however, services at our facilities may be changed, suspended or offered through alternate approaches as we manage for the health and safety of our work force and the public. Offices are temporarily closed to the public. Public services are available by phone, mail, and email. Call your nearest office for more information. Check our recreation page for the current status of recreation sites.

Fri, 22 May 2020 00:00:00 CDT