A section of the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site is closed for a prescribed burn that began Tuesday to help develop the park's quail habitat.
A prescribed burn is a controlled fire designed to open areas for the growth of new grasslands, which benefits birds and small game including quail, rabbits, bluebirds, grasshopper sparrows, meadowlarks and more.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will burn 250 acres at the park to remove invasive species, which will be replaced by native species, which in turn helps quail.
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