Ganondagan feels the burn in Victor

A portion of the 20 or so acres of scorched earth at the corner of Boughton Hill Road and School Street is as black as night.

But the intent of burning the vegetation on this stretch of land at the Ganondagan State Historic Site is not to destroy, but to give new life, according to Whitney Carleton, a stewardship specialist, Finger Lakes region, with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

The prescribed burn — the first done as a project solely by the state agency — had been in the works for several years. And in less time than it takes for a single “Game of Thrones” episode to air, the task was completed last Tuesday morning — without incident, Carleton said.

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