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Alabama Governor Bentley Signs Prescribed Fire Awareness Month Proclamation


Alabama Governor Bently signs proclamation.
(l-r) Tim Albritton, AL NRCS; Dan Jackson, Alabama Forestry Commission; Gov. Bentley; and Kent Hanby, Prescribed FireTraining and Services.

On February 4, 2013, Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama signed a proclamation declaring February 2013 as Prescribed Fire Awareness Month.  Tim Albritton, Alabama NRCS State Staff Forester was present for the event.

Prescribed burning is a skilled management technique that is a benefit to ecosystems throughout Alabama and critical to the ecological integrity of our natural resources. 

The proclamation encourages Alabamians to learn more about prescribed burning and the essential role fire places in the stewardship of our natural resources.