by Sam Clanton
BRANSON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation is getting ready to conduct a controlled burn on portions of the Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area on the west side of Branson.
Resource Forester Greg Cassell says prescribed burns are needed every three to five years to maintain glade areas for wildlife:
Cassell says the Branson Forestry Office is waiting for optimal conditions to conduct the burn, but it should take place within the next week or two…
Cassell says the prescribed burn will take place during daytime hours, from approximately 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.
He says glades make up about 360 acres of the total 15-hundred acres within the Henning Conservation Area.