Prescribed Burn at RU’s Schaumburg Campus Scheduled for this Week

As part of Roosevelt University’s commitment to restoring a healthy prairie ecosystem at our Schaumburg Campus, we will be conducting a prescribed burn of the Campus native prairie this week. The date will be determined by the weather.

The first prescribed burn of the Schaumburg Campus detention pond, 13 April 2011 (photo: K. Franklin)

The first prescribed burn of the Schaumburg Campus detention pond, 13 April 2011 (photo: K. Franklin)

Fire has been used throughout history as a way to regulate our ecosystem by removing non-native species, improving habitats for native plants and animals and returning nutrients to the soil.

For more information, contact Thomas Shelton, Environmental Sustainability and Transportation Coordinator (tshelton@roosevelt.edu). See the RU Green Campus website for more information on our sustainability practices and activities.

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