Polk County Conservation

Spring Prescribed Prairie and Woodland Burning in PCC Parks

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Polk County Conservation staff will be conducting prescribed prairie and woodland burns during the next few weeks at Beaver Creek Greenbelt, Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, Easter Lake Park, Fort Des Moines Park, Jester Park, Thomas Mitchell Park, and Yellow Banks Park.

Polk County staff recognizes the importance of disturbance in the maintenance of native landscape systems. Without natural disturbances such as fire, native systems become dominated by the strongest competitors. This results in an unvarying landscape with fewer niches for a diverse wildlife population.

2018 Spring Burn Maps

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Administration Office
11407 NW Jester Park Drive
Granger, IA 50109

P: (515) 323-5300
F: (515) 323-5354

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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