Prescribed burn plans for Illinois landowners

Focal Region: Crossroads

Focal Landscape: Illinois and Kaskaskia River

Overall estimate: N/A

DESCRIPTION: NWTF provides prescribed burn plans to local landowners interested in using fire to burn grasslands or timber in central Illinois • Burn plans provide a burn area description, targeted weather conditions, hazards, required safety gear and equipment, contacts and directions on how to safely burn an area • Native prairie is helped by prescribed fire; fuel loads are reduced and undesired woody and exotic plants are suppressed • Wildlife species receiving help include wild turkeys, bobwhite quail, ring-necked pheasants, nongame grassland birds, invertebrate animals, deer, squirrels and other wildlife

Partners: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Recreational Access Program

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