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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: March 8, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Prescribed Burns Planned in Canton, MI from Now until Early April 2016

These scheduled burns will take place at the Flodin Park nature trail, Sheldon and Warren natural area, the Lower Rouge Trail Head, as well as designated holes at Pheasant Run Golf Club, once optimal conditions are met.

Prescribed Burns are a native friendly maintenance process often utilized to promote natural plant life. Fire is used as a natural process to promote the growth of native plants. Native species are promoted by the burning of these areas in the spring to remove all non-native plants.

"The main purpose of these burns is to decrease the threat of wild fires, as well as managing wildlife habitats," said Canton Parks and Sports Supervisor Abe Vinitski. "Prescribed burns also help to improve plant community composition and increase ecosystem diversity, all while assisting in invasive plant control."

Area residents can expect to see and smell smoke in the vicinity, as well as a possible increase in fire vehicle traffic in these areas. Trained personnel will be on site controlling the fire and ensuring proper smoke management and the safety of surrounding areas until all fires are extinguished.

For more information about Canton’s spring prescribed burns, visit or call 734/394-5310.

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