Prescribed Burn for Centennial
Result of Prescribed Burn
From big bluestem, blackeyed susan, Indian grass, switch grass, and much more the Arlington Heights Park District continues to restore natural habitats. Prescribed burns are a beneficial way to replenish natural habitats and support the wildlife that is native to the area. To learn more about prescribed burns, check out this video from The Chicago Park District.
- A main objective is to prevent invasive species such as cattails, phragmites, and purpleloose strife to grow.
- Prescribed burns help to encourage the replenishment of biologically diverse vegetation.
- Smoke management is important, therefore specific weather conditions are necessary.
- Burns are rescheduled if weather conditions are not suitable.
- Professional consultants are brought in by the Arlington Heights Park District perform the burn.
- Burning changes the nutritional quality of wildlife.
- Prescribed burns take place every three years or so depending on the growth of vegetation.