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Hardeeville in Jasper County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Prescribed Burning

For Public Health and Safety

 
 
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Inscription. The industries in Savannah and Port Wentworth, Georgia stand above the horizon, less than three miles away from this overlook. A wildfire in Savannah National Wildlife Refuge could threaten these communities. Wildfire produces tons of smoke and ash, which spread for great distances. Airborne particles of organic matter and carbon in smoke are pollutants. They threaten persons with asthma and other respiratory ailments. Smoke pollution also impacts transportation. At night, smoke settles near the ground, lowering visibility on highways and at airports.

The Fish and Wildlife Service uses prescribed burning to help prevent wildfire and air pollution in nearby communities. When necessary, trained crews burn this marsh and adjacent lands to reduce accumulation of “fuels” (dry grass and wood). This process significantly reduces the chances of wildfire and widespread smoke. Prescribed burns are short-lasting and are scheduled so that smokes disperse away from populated areas.
 
Erected by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 10.125′ N, 81° 6.792′ W. Marker is in Hardeeville, South Carolina, in Jasper County. Marker can be reached from Laurel Hill
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Savannah International Airport Garden City Distance from this point to urban areas To Port Wentworth 1.8 miles To Talmadge Bridge 2.2 miles To Garden City 2.5 miles To Savannah 2.8 miles To Savannah Intíl Airport 6.0 miles
Wildlife Drive near Alligator Alley (South Carolina Highway 170). Click for map. Marker located inside of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Marker is in this post office area: Hardeeville SC 29927, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Managing Water for Wildlife (here, next to this marker); Rice Field Trunk (here, next to this marker); Laurel Hill Plantation (approx. ľ mile away); Using Fire to Benefit Wildlife (approx. ľ mile away); Plantation Cistern (approx. one mile away); Atlantic Coastal Highway Through Georgia (approx. 2.6 miles away in Georgia); Battle Between Confederate Gunboats and Union Field Artillery (approx. 3.2 miles away in Georgia); Indian Trading Post: Home of Mary Musgrove (approx. 3.2 miles away in Georgia). Click for a list of all markers in Hardeeville.
 
Categories. Environment
 
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is done in daytime with fair weather and light wind.
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removes dense undergrowth that fuels destructive wildfire.
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Trained fire crews assure that bring is safe.
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Smoke is directed away from sensitive public areas
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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