US Fish & Wildlife Service conducts controlled burn near Port Isabel

1 year 9 months 4 weeks ago Monday, November 29 2021 Nov 29, 2021 November 29, 2021 5:21 PM November 29, 2021 in News - Local

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting a controlled burn at the Bahia Grande Unit near Port Isabel and Laguna Vista, the Brownsville Fire Department announced Monday afternoon. 

The prescribed fire, also known as a prescribed burn or controlled burn, refers to the controlled application of fire by a team of fire experts that helps restore health to ecosystems, according to the fire department. 

The prescribed fires helps surrounding communities by:

  • •Safely reducing excessive amounts of brush, shrubs and trees
  • •Encouraging the new growth of native vegetation
  • •Maintaining the many plant and animal species whose habitats depend on periodic fire

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