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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Prescribed Burn

In February 2010, a  second prescribed burn was successfully completed at Halyburton Park.   The first one took place in February 2009.  A third burn took place in February 1, 2013.  A fourth burn is scheduled for Spring 2014.


Burns are conducted to: 

  • Reduce the risk of wildfire in the park 
  • Promote Long Leaf Pine and Wiregrass, species that need fire to survive
  • Restore a natural element of the Long Leaf Pine ecosystem 
  • Improve habitat for wildlife

These objectives were accomplished while minimizing the impact to citizens in the community. The identified burn units would be burned every 3-5 years on a rotation to mimic the historic occurrence of  fires.  

Contact Information

Andy Fairbanks
Halyburton Park
4099 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC
910.341.0075 or TTY Relay 711





Above photos from the 2009 burn courtesy of Alan Craddick. 


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