PHOTO STORY: Prescribed Burn Season 2015

PHOTO STORY: Prescribed Burn Season 2015

As mentioned in a previous article courtesy of the Kane County Forest Preserve District, it’s prescribed burn season in Kane County. So if you happen to see smoke, there’s fire, but it could be a good fire.

Grassland/wetland sites targeted for this burn season include portions of the following (in order of priority):

  • Forested Fen Forest Preserve in Elgin
  • Dick Young Forest Preserve in Batavia
  • Fox River Shores Forest Preserve in Carpentersville
  • Pingree Grove Forest Preserve in Pingree Grove
  • Big Rock Forest Preserve in Big Rock
  • Freeman-Kame Forest Preserve/Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls in Gilberts
  • Campton Forest Preserve in Saint Charles
  • Sauer/Prairie Kame Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove
  • Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin
  • Aurora West Forest Preserve in Aurora
  • Grunwald Farms Forest Preserve in Kaneville
  • Mill Creek Forest Preserve in Batavia
  • Bolcum Road Wetlands in St. Charles

Woodland sites targeted for this burn season include portions of the following (in order of priority)

  • Helm Woods Forest Preserve in Barrington
  • Bliss Woods Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove
  • Long Grove Forest Preserve in Maple Park
  • Freeman-Kame Forest Preserve/Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls in Gilberts
  • Big Rock Forest Preserve in Big Rock
  • Fabyan Forest Preserve in Geneva
  • Andersen Woods Forest Preserve in Saint Charles
  • Hannaford Woods Forest Preserve in Sugar Grove
  • Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve in South Elgin
  • Blackberry Maples Forest Preserve in Elburn
  • Burnidge Forest Preserve in Elgin
  • Elburn Forest Preserve in Elburn
  • Glenwood Park Forest Preserve in Batavia

Before a controlled burn, trained staff survey the preserve and create a detailed plan of action. They then carefully monitor the weather and wait until conditions are right, to minimize the chance of smoke blowing toward homes and roads. Staff also notify residents via mail, so that those with health concerns can avoid the smoke.

Information is also posted on the Forest Preserve District website at www.kaneforest.com and on social media.

For more information on prescribed burns, contact the Forest Preserve District of Kane County at 630-232-5980.