Prescribed Fires Planned In Point Pelee National Park
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Parks Canada plans to conduct prescribed fires at Point Pelee National Park on March 27th, 2019.
Prescribed fires planned for 2019 will be located near the Marsh Boardwalk (0.58 hectares), Sleepy Hollow (1.97 hectares), and DeLaurier (1.1 hectares); in Sparrow Field (1.66 hectares); and along the southern portion of the western shoreline (2.2 hectares).
Prescribed fires contribute to the restoration of Point Pelee National Park’s globally rare savannah ecosystem by reducing the number of exotic plants, preventing the spread of invading shrubs and trees, and improving habitat for Species at Risk. This is an important step in restoring healthy, resilient ecosystems that support a variety of birds, butterflies, and Species at Risk which depend on open, sunny savannah habitat to survive.
Point Pelee National Park will remain open to visitors during the prescribed fires. Some areas will be closed for short periods of time to ensure visitor and staff safety.