Controlled Burn Planned For Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge

controlled-burns-300Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge staff plan to take advantage of the spring weather to burn the grasslands near the Hampton Ranch site, and along the Illinois River near the refuge’s northern boundary. The objectives of these burns are to reduce excessive fuel loads and to improve the wildlife habitat conditions in those areas. The smoke from these prescribed fires will be visible in Walden, and along highways 14 and 125 from now until early June on the days of the burns and for several days afterward.