Residents and drivers on Windsor’s West side
could see some smoke this month as prescribed burns are expected to be
undertaken in the Ojibway Prairie Complex, specifically in areas around
Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park and Black Oak Heritage Park.
These areas will be closed during the burns and
it’s recommended nearby neighbours keep windows closed when smoke is in the
Prescribed burns have been safely used
as an effective management tool for Windsor’s Tallgrass Prairie and Oak
Savannah ecosystems for 40 years.
Continued burning is necessary to maintain a
healthy and diverse ecosystem in the Ojibway Prairie area, which is the largest
stand of tallgrass prairie still remaining in Ontario.
For more information
about natural areas and wildlife visit www.ojibway.ca.