Prescribed Fire — New Salem Habitat Restoration Project

On April 10th the Illinois Department of Natural Resources conducted a prescribed fire on approximately 20 acres within the MCTG New Salem Habitat Restoration project area. Project supervisor, Ray Geroff, was the burn boss, with help from IDNR staff and MCTG project volunteers. Even though we had removed leaves (fuel) from the base of dead and dying trees, because of the low humid that day several large, dead trees caught fire and had to be cut down. Our hats off to the skill and hard work that was required to accomplish that task!