The city will hold a public information meeting concerning a planned prescribed burn at Halyburton Park. The meeting will be held on December 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Halyburton Park, which is located at 4099 S. 17th Street.
What is a prescribed burn?
Fire is reintroduced to a fire-dependant ecosystem through prescribed burns. The prescribed burn will take place sometime in January or February when weather conditions are favorable and park visitation is at its lowest. The exact date of the burn will be determined by weather conditions. Approximately 30 acres of the park would be divided into small 1-acre burn units. Approximately 13 acres would be burned initially.
Benefits of the prescribed burns include:
- Reduction of fuel loads, minimizing the risk of wildfires.
- Natural regeneration of Long Leaf Pines.
- Reduction and growth-stunting of Turkey Oaks.
The meeting is designed to educate the community about the planned prescribed burn and to provide a forum to address citizens' concerns.
Much more information on this topic may be found by visiting Halyburton Park's Prescribed Burn page.
You may also call 341-0075 or visit www.halyburtonpark.com for information on Halyburton Park.