Why is prescribed fire being utilized?

Occasional fires are an important tool to help maintain the health of the native natural areas and prepare sites for management activities such as seeding. Fire helps to:

  • Recycle the nutrients stored in dead plant stems and leaves;
  • Stimulate growth of new shoots on existing plants
  • Increase flowering
  • Stimulate germination of native seeds in the soil;
  • Assist with control of undesirable plants; and
  • Improve wildlife habitat.

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1. Why is prescribed fire being utilized?
2. Will the fire harm wildlife?
3. Are there alternatives to using fire?
4. How will smoke from the fire be managed?
5. Who will conduct the prescribed burn?
6. What will we see after the burn is completed/How fast will the area green-up again?