Burn, Baby, Burn! Prescribed Fire at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Encourages Native Plant Communities to Flourish

Yesterday, instead of worrying over their taxes, an enthusiastic burn crew did a prescribed burn of the detention pond at RU’s Schaumburg Campus. This was the 3rd time this artificial wetland has been burned since 2011 in an effort to mitigate invasive species growth and encourage the establishment of native wetland and prairie plants.

Prescribed burn of the detention pond at RU's Schaumburg Campus, 15 Apr 2015 (photo: T. Shelton)

Prescribed burn of the detention pond at RU’s Schaumburg Campus, 15 Apr 2015 (photo: T. Shelton)

Weather conditions were good for the 3rd prescribed burn of the detention basin and restored prairie at RU's Schaumburg Campus

Weather conditions were good for the 3rd prescribed burn of the detention basin and restored prairie at RU’s Schaumburg Campus

 

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