Prescribed Fires Planned At Point Pelee National Park

Thursday March 4th, 2021

Posted at 7:01pm


Parks Canada is planning to conduct prescribed fires at Point Pelee National Park between March 8th, 2021, and April 15th, 2021, when conditions are favourable.

This prescribed fire program is an important part of Point Pelee National Park’s Lake Erie Sand Spit Savannah restoration project. Prescribed fires contribute to the restoration of the park’s globally rare savannah ecosystem by releasing nutrients, reducing the number of exotic plants, preventing the spread of invading shrubs and trees, encouraging native seed germination, and improving habitat for species at risk which depend on open, sunny savannah habitat to survive.

Prescribed fires will be located at the Orientation area near the park entrance, the Visitor Centre garden, the area north of the Visitor Centre, and along the southern portion of the western shoreline.

Point Pelee National Park will remain open to visitors during the prescribed fire period. However, some areas will be closed for short periods of time to ensure the safety of visitors and staff.

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