The District practices ecological prescription burns as a natural maintenance system. By burning only a section of prairie/natural area each year it allows refuge for wildlife habitat. Prescription burning is a major tool for preserving biological diversity. Planned burns can decrease competition from weeds, reduce the buildup of vegetative fuel and increase plant vigor.

The burns planned for this spring from March – April 2020 have been canceled:

  • Techny Prairie Park and Fields/ Anetsberger Golf Course – 1750 Techny Road – – Canceled
  • Sportsman’s Country Club – 3535 Dundee Road – Canceled