Prescribed Burning

Service: Prescribed Burning

As part of the ongoing maintenance program, a prescribed burn regime is extremely beneficial for natural areas. Many of our native species are well adapted to fire, which provides important ecological functions:

  • Builds resilience
  • Removes accumulated dead vegetation decreasing the risk of intense and dangerous fires
  • Recycles nutrients to benefit the new season’s growth
  • Promotes seed, flower, and fruit production
  • Controls pest problems
  • Reduces competition
  • Minimizes woody invasive species such as willows and buckthorn

ILM’s environment technicians are certified at the S-130, S-190, and S-290 levels for undertaking prescribed burns.