Long Point Wildlife Refuge Closed for Burn Sunday

Earlier this month, the Trustees and the Nature Conservancy said they'd be doing prescribed burns at five properties across the Island.

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Controlled Burns Planned for this Spring

The Nature Conservancy and The Trustees of the Reservations will be conducting five controlled burns at ecological restoration sites around the Island this spring.

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Land Bank Commission Takes Issue With Prescribed Burn Plan

At a Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank Commission Meeting on Monday, commissioners and staff raised concerns over some provisions of the Dukes County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

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Controlled Burn Sunday in Edgartown

The Edgartown fire department will conduct a live fire training on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Controlled Burns Begin

The Nature Conservancy and The Trustees of Reservations will be conducting late spring prescribed burns on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Controlled Burns to Begin

Island conservation organizations will be conducting prescribed burns this spring on three different pieces of conservation land. The burns will take place between March 31 and May 31.

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Controlled Burn Planned Saturday at Hoft Farm

Weather permitting, the Martha's Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership will conduct the burn at the Hoft Farm in West Tisbury.

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Controlled Burn Scheduled for Long Point

The Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership plans to conduct a controlled burn today, Monday, Nov. 26, at the Long Point Reservation in West Tisbury.

During the burn smoke and the odor of smoke may be noticeable around Edgartown Great Pond and Katama Bay.

The fire team will closely monitor local weather conditions, such as wind and humidity, and make adjustments in the schedule as needed to ensure the safety of both crew members and residents, according to a statement from the Nature Conservancy on behalf of the Martha’s Vineyard Prescribed Fire Partnership.

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Controlled Burns Wins Support
Mark Alan Lovewell

Edgartown selectmen this week affirmed the use of fire as a land
management tool as long as members of The Nature Conservancy continue to
work closely with the town's fire chief.

Joel R. Carlson, a fire manager for The Nature Conservancy, came
before the selectmen to answer concerns about the risk of setting fires
in wooded areas. The meeting was attended by representatives of the town
conservation commission and the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.

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Managing Conservation Land With Fire

The back of the T-shirt read: “Burn Crew 2007. Burning landscapes near you.” Under those words was the equivalent of a band’s performance schedule, a dozen locales across six states.

And even though the wearer of the shirt and eight other members of her group were sitting around in a circle in a weedy clearing in the woods in firefighting gear on Wednesday, it was very like the atmosphere at the sound check before a music gig.

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