Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Pennsylvania Game Commission is planning to conduct a few prescribed burns along the #AppalachianTrail this spring.
• State Game Lands 305 - Between now and mid-May 2021, the PA Game Commission plans to conduct a prescribed burn to help regenerate the pitch pine-dry oak forest habitat. This burn will be on lands adjacent to the #AT in the vicinity of Alec Kennedy Shelter (mile 1120.1), Center Point Knob (mile 1121.1), and approximately 3.5-miles south of Boiling Springs, PA (mile 1124.0). The Trail will remain open during the burn.
• State Game Lands 211 - Between now and the end of April 2021, the PA Game Commission plans to conduct a prescribed burn in Lebanon County near Rausch Gap. The A.T. section between the Rausch Creek Bridge (mile 1179.1) and just north of the crest of Second Mountain (mile 1181) may be closed on the day of the burn. Hikers may be asked to use a detour or wait while the burn is taking place for everyone’s safety.
Hikers may experience smoky conditions on the Trail during these prescribed burns. Burn dates vary due to weather conditions, like wind and humidity. To stay up-to-date on the latest Trail alerts and conditions, visit appalachiantrail.org/trail-updates/.