Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission
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Fall 2018 Prescribed Burns in Prospect Heights.
The Prospect Heights Natural Resources Commission will be conducting prescribed burns In several areas around Prospect Heights.
Burns are scheduled to take place in the following locations:
The Prospect Heights Slough all along Hillside Avenue from Willow to Elmhurst Road. Along Elmhurst Road from Hillside to Isaak Walton Park. From Isaak Walton Park to 9 East Marion
The Nature Preserve at the Morava Center
St. Alphonsus wet prairie
The resident/test site at 408 Hillcrest Drive and 104 Creek Court
The purpose of a controlled burn is to manage the natural areas of Prospect Heights, in this case the Slough. Burning is the most important tool in the restoration tool box. It is the single most effective tool for removal of invasive buckthorn re-sprouts other invasive woody vegetation and fire intolerant species. Burning saves countless hours of volunteer labor, while promoting strong new growth of fire tolerant native plants. Burning is necessary to achieve a healthy, bio-diverse habitat.
All of the crew members have completed Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew training and are certified burn crew.
As of 11/1/2018, timing cannot be predicted due to the ever changing conditions. Safety is priority number one and if conditions are not precisely met, burns will not occur. We will give as much burn notice as possible through our email system. Residents in the immediate area will receive a reverse 911 call on the morning of. Please visit this page for the latest updates as we can provide them.
Questions may be directed to PHNRC – Agnes Wojnarski or Dana Sievertson at email@example.com. Residents are invited to watch at a safe distance. PHNRC Commissioners will be on hand the day of the burn to answer questions.