Thomas Darling Controlled Burn

April 1 - May 31, 2017

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Controlled Burn Information

Update 6/22 : Conditions at Thomas Darling continue to be closely monitored. The controlled burn has been postponed. Please sign up for our mailing list to receive more information.

Within the window of fall 2017- spring 2018 a professional fire team will be onsite at Thomas Darling to administer a controlled burn. Please understand you may see smoke within this timeframe.

Wildlands employs science-based standards and proven land preservation techniques to manage natural areas like Thomas Darling Preserve. Controlled burns conducted by professional fire teams safely reduce the amount of fuel for fires, plus benefit the long-term health of the natural area.

Why the Window Timeframe?

Controlled burns are conducted under precise, closely monitored weather conditions to ensure the utmost safety of the public and the professional fire team. A window timeframe best ensures that the controlled burn will take place only when the proper weather and fuel conditions are met.

Click to view/print the map of the controlled burn area.

Improving Wildlife Habitat at Thomas Darling

Director of Property Stewardship Carl Martin explains conservation efforts aimed at improving habitat for the endangered Northern Flying Squirrel and the at-risk Golden-winged warbler.