State's Reminder To 'Map Your Burn'

Prescribed Fire Is A Vital Tool For Managing Ecological Resources In The Prairie State


The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Prescribed Fire Council (IPFC) are joining forces to encourage all prescribed fire practitioners to “map your burn” and contribute to the annual Illinois Prescribed Fires Accomplished Map.

The Prairie State has a rich natural history dominated by prairies, which historically were shaped and sustained by fire. From prairies to wetlands, savannas to woodlands, fire has played a pivotal role in shaping Illinois’ natural communities for thousands of years. Prescribed fire – also known as Rx fire or controlled burning – stands as...

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