Prescribed fire at Penn State’s Stone Valley Forest scheduled for Nov. 14

November 11, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has indicated that it will complete a prescribed fire on Monday, Nov. 14, in the Penn State Stone Valley Forest in northern Huntingdon County. The prescribed burn will take place off of Scare Pond Road.

The low-intensity fire will be conducted under the authority of the University's cooperative agreement with the PGC. The prescribed fire will be staffed and completed by PGC professionals. The PGC will complete the prescribed fire in compliance with Pennsylvania House Bill 262, as well as the Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Standards.

The PGC authored the burn plan, which was approved by the University.

The objective of the low-intensity controlled burn is to improve the midstory and understory habitat conditions of the burn unit, while providing a field site to demonstrate and display the use and effects of prescribed fires to University students, staff and staff, as well as the general public.

Last Updated November 17, 2016