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Prescribed burn coming for Harmony Headlands State Park

Volunteers walk the trail at Harmony Headlands State Park.
Volunteers walk the trail at Harmony Headlands State Park. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

A prescribed burn is set for about 195 acres of coastal scrub between Cayucos and Harmony sometime between Tuesday and Nov. 22, State Parks has announced.

State Parks, Cal Fire and the Air Pollution Control District are coordinating plans for the burn at Harmony Headlands State Park. Which day the burn takes place depends on weather, wind and brush conditions.

When it does proceed, it’s expected to start at 10 a.m. and be done by 5 p.m.

Prescribed burns are intended to benefit native plants, increase species diversity and control non-native weeds.

The Harmony Headlands burn is especially intended to encourage native perennial bunch grass and wildflowers and reduce Italian thistle, according to a State Parks news release.

Trails will be closed on the day of the burn.

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