Nature needs fire. Every spring and fall, local conservation organizations safely burn acres of woodlands, prairies, wetlands and other habitats throughout Walworth County. Why? Because controlled burning is a prescription that these areas need to regain a healthy diversity of plants and animals. Without fire, buckthorn and other weedy plants muscle their way into local habitats and shade out native plants.
Safety: our highest priority. During the next few weeks, trained professional crews from Kettle Moraine Land Trust and our land management contractor may burn habitats in a preserve near you. They will carefully choose the exact locations, dates and times based on very specific weather conditions, which is key to keep smoke from blowing toward homes or highways. If you have special health concerns or other questions about our controlled burning, please contact us at email@example.com.