Prairie Burn Spring 2022

In an effort to maintain the University Prairie, the City of Kent Fire department will partner with the Kent State University Fire Safety department to produce a controlled burn on the southwest half of the prairie on Friday, Apr. 29, 2022 at 9 a.m.  A controlled burn, also known as a prescribed burn, involves setting a planned fire over a predetermined land to control the growth of undesirable brush and trees.  Most prairie species have an extremely deep root system to allow them to survive the fire and outcompete weed seeds.  The habitat for prairie insects, birds and mammals is improved greatly as many of those species are endangered.  Please see the graphic below for the designated burn area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

aerial photo of prairie next to the SRWC

POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2022 12:00 AM
UPDATED: Friday, May 24, 2024 09:18 AM