U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan for possible controlled burn on Faulkner’s Island

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Branford police are advising shoreline residents of a controlled burn that may be happening on Faulkner’s Island on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say that some residents may be able to see smoke from Faulkner’s Island because the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service is planning for a possible afternoon controlled burn. 

Below is a statement from the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the controlled burn: 

“This spring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) Northeast Regional Fire Program will begin prescribed fire procedures in New England. The southern half of Falkner Island is scheduled to be treated during the month of April 2019. Falkner Island is located in Long Island Sound three nautical miles off the coast of Guilford, CT. The purpose of this prescribed fire is to modify habitat to support conservation efforts for the 6,000 common terns and the 70 federally endangered roseate terns that nest on the island. Up to 5 acres of the island will be treated, south of the research station and lighthouse.”

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