Environmental Assessment of the Use of Prescribed Fire on Six Burn Units Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts
439TH MISSION SUPPORT GROUP CHICOPEE MA
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The Proposed Action is to bum approximately 300 acres of airfield grassland and brushy areas that have regenerated after land clearing. Three grassland units to be burned are located to the southeast of the Runway 0523. Chicopee Memorial State Park is the closest neighboring landowner and is located to the south and east. Two of the three brushy units to be burned are east of the approach to Runway 33. Both are on Base property, although one is outside of the perimeter fence. Chicopee Memorial State Park and Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company in Ludlow are the closest neighboring landowners, located to the east. The third brushy area is on the north side of the Base along abandoned taxiway Delta. Westover Golf Course in Ludlow is the closest neighbor to this unit. Please see Section 8 at the end of the EA for a map of Westover ARB and the prescribed fire units to be burned.
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