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Commissioner reminds public of burn permits

August 27, 2007

Albany --  With the lack of rain we've had, one Dougherty County Commissioner reminds his colleagues just how important prescribed burning is.  

Commissioner Chuck Lingle proposed a resolution today supporting prescribed burning in the county. He says it's important for the health of the forest, has an economic impact as evidenced by the large amount of private hunters who come to Albany each year to hunt quail.

And of course, it also helps prevent devastating wildfires like parts of Southeast Georgia had this year.    

"There's also public safety issue, we've had a rash of wildfires this year. We'll remove the fuel by prescribed burning so we don't have that threat," said Lingle.  

Lingle serves on the state Association of County Commissioners of Georgia's committee on environment and natural resources.

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