Big Island is one of the most iconic longleaf pine savannas left in this region. It boasts some of the highest plant diversity in the world. It has been well maintained with fire for years and years, sometimes being burned on a yearly rotation rather than the typical 3 to 5 year cycle.
There has been ongoing botanical research in Big Island by NC State and as requested by the researchers we burned it again this year. As controlled burns go this was a rather easy burn. Thanks to Dan Ryan for the great photos!
Don’t forget to check out our Season 2012 Burn Map, it shows all of the burns that we have done and is updated regularly. Stay tuned here for more updates on our controlled burns right here too!
On a side note don’t miss the Fire in the Lakes festival on March 24th in Boiling Spring Lakes NC. It will be a great family event with games, food, live bluegrass, and a demonstration controlled burn! Hope to see you there!