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Controlled Burn and Brush Pile Burning Sites

October 20, 2016 05:00 AM
Controlled Burns

Brush pile burning will be occurring at Grassy Lake and Old School.

  Each spring and fall, our restoration ecologists conduct controlled burns across hundreds of acres throughout the preserves.

Controlled burns are considered a natural resource manager’s most cost-effective tool available for managing natural communities. They help control invasive shrubs and trees. Without fire, buckthorn, honeysuckle and other aggressive non-native species invade local habitats and shade out native plants. Learn more »





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