DNR Conducts First Ever Prescribed Burn for Historic Purpose
The DNR conducts prescribed every year to help keep land and forests healthy.
It was at the Fayette Historic State Park in Delta County.
The five acres were burned to clear what would have been the infield of a horse racing track.
This is to help make the area look similar to what it would have been in the 1800’s.
Fayette Park has a historic smelting industrial community that is maintained and open to the public to allow visitors to explore the life of a 19th century industrial town.
The DNR says this was the first time they’ve done a prescribed burn to clear the land for historic purposes.
The burns are typically set to simulate the benefits of natural fires, enhancing wildlife habitats or clearing invasive species.