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