Controlled Burns in Cape Henlopen State Park

Feb 28, 2012



          Delaware forestry crews have begun lighting controlled fires deep inside  Cape Henlopen State Park aimed at clearing some of the dense leaf layer on the floor of the forest.

            Rob Line, environmental stewardship program manager for the state parks, told the Wilmington News Journal…that officials have been talking about a controlled burn for key habitat areas in the park for decades.

            The largest three plots that span 12.6 acres east of Gordons Pond will be burned at a later time.

            Line said that forestry officials were concerned that increasing humidity levels during the day could limit the success of the burn there.