On May 13th the Clinton Lakes County Park performed a prescribed burn
half of the 80 acres of grassland located South of the park entrance. The last burn was performed in 2019. The purpose of this burn was to remove cottonwood trees that were starting to overtake the area, and to set grasses back to allow an increase in forb diversity.
The burn was done by a private company trained to perform burns like this. Fire brakes were maintained around the entire perimeter, and crews were on site the entire time. This burn was slow and controlled to allow time for any wildlife to escape the area and find shelter in the other 40 acres of untouched grassland. We cannot wait to see what new life will start to grow here! happening.