Over spring break a group of Restoration Clubbers, with the help of the SIUC Fire Dawgs, burned CEHS Prairie and prepared the Campus Woods restoration for a future burn. The prairie burn was rather patchy due to moist conditions and the excess partridge pea. We are planning a work day in the near future to cut down the rest of the standing vegetation and herbicide any newly sprouting partridge pea. We are also, hoping to burn the Campus Woods restoration in the coming weeks now that we have a beautifully dug fire line. Look for more information about the work day, burn and seeding, coming soon!
Thanks to all of our volunteers and Dr. Ruffner for excellent burn coordination!
*Photographer – Amelia Merced-Alejandro