Controlled Burn Notice

May 15, 2014

Qualico Communities has contracted Native Plant Solutions to conduct a controlled burn between May 20th and June 13th, 2014, weather conditions permitting.

Controlled burns are conducted regularly in native grasslands for stand management purposes. Too much thatch (accumulating dead material) will reduce the resilience of the native grasses and may leave the site more prone to weed invasion. A prescribed burn is done to remove excessive thatch accumulation. Overall, when properly conducted, a prescribed burn ‘tightens up’ the native grass/forb community, maintaining its ecological integrity.

A ‘surround fire’ technique will be used, and standard safety precautions for controlled burns will be observed, including the use of a ‘wet-line’ fire-break.

Homeowners are advised to keep windows and doors closed during the prescribed burn.

The burn will be conducted on the grasses surrounding the wetlands between Blue Sun Drive and Red Lily Road, as shown in purple below.