December 1, 2017

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Fishers Nature Preserve Monday

Updated Monday, Dec. 4 at 8:45 a.m.

The controlled burn at the Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve originally scheduled for Dec. 4 has been moved to Dec. 6, weather permitting.

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The Central Indiana Land Trust will conduct a controlled burn Monday at a Fishers nature preserve.

The burn will be on approximately 28 acres of the Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve at the southwest corner of 116th Street and Eller Road.

The Land Trust says controlled burning is used for resource management in natural areas to help restore habitats, control invasive species and benefit wildlife.

“We want to give residents plenty of notice so no one is alarmed by the burn,” said CILTI Executive Director Cliff Chapman. “We also want to use this as an opportunity to explain that burns are a standard practice in the proper management of natural areas.”

Previously known as the Wapahani Nature Preserve, the 77-acre preserve was renamed in 2015. It features a restored prairie and bottomland forest along the White River.

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