Controlled Burns In Ann Arbor's Natural Areas

Wednesday October 10, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Prescribed or controlled burning is a technique sometimes used in forest management, farming, or prairie restoration. Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters. Controlled burning also stimulates the germination of some desirable forest trees, thus renewing the forest.

The City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Natural Area Preservation's Autumn 2012 Burn Season is upon us! Join us as Natural Area Preservation staff discuss what controlled burns are and why they are used in Ann Arbor's natural areas. This presentation is recommended for anyone interested in helping with burns, as well as anyone simply interested in learning more about why and how they are conducted.