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Current Issued Permits

AIRB-2021-47004

Parcel 7924-14-476-009

Feb 2, 2021 - Aug 1, 2021

AIRB-2021-47171

1700 SE Destination Dr, Grimes

Mar 1, 2021 - Sept 1, 2021

AIRB-2021-47087

7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston

Feb 18, 2021 - Aug 18, 2021

AIRB-2021-47071

Various locations - Polk

Feb 10, 2021 - Aug 10, 2021

Big Creek Wildlife Management Area

Mar 15, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021

AIRB-2021-47358

316 E Kenyon Ave, Des Moines

Apr 1, 2021 - June 1, 2021

AIRB-2021-47395

3405 NE Trilein Dr, Ankeny

Mar 30, 2021 - Sept 1, 2021

AIRB-2021-47650

7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston

Apr 1, 2021 - Sept 30, 2021

AIRB-2021-47651

2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny

Mar 30, 2021 - Sept 30, 2021

AIRB-2021-47939

2818 W 5th St, Des Moines

June 26, 2021 - July 10, 2021

AIRB-2021-47940

2818 W 5th St, Des Moines

Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021

AIRB-2021-48480

5711 SW 9th St, Des Moines

June 14, 2021

 

 

 

For thousands of years, wildfires kept trees out of Iowa’s tall grass prairies, releasing nutrients that fed a lush, new growth of grasses and flowers. Iowa’s native tall grass prairies and plant communities developed under fiery conditions and are part of a fire-dependent landscape. By reintroducing fire, we recreate a process that maintains Iowa’s fertile soils in grasses and wild flowers. Since the early 1970s, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has used prescribed burns as a management tool to:

  • Control undesirable vegetation (e.g. brome, invasive species, trees and brush, etc.)
  • Manage native plant diversity and composition
  • Prepare sites for harvesting, planting, or seeding
  • Enhance seed production
  • Control plant disease
  • Reduce wildfi re hazards
  • Remove slash and debris
  • Release nutrients back into the soil
  • Improve wildlife habitat

 

Archived Burn Permits