On Wednesday, April 13, a controlled burn will be conducted at the wetland detention pond on the northwest corner of Roosevelt’s Schaumburg Campus. Burning is an important management tool in ecological restoration of woodlands, prairies, and forests in order to remove invasive plant species and encourage the growth of native plant communities.
This is the first burn conducted at RU’s campus since the university purchased the property in 1996 (the year I arrived at Roosevelt). It is scheduled to begin between 10:30 and 11am, weather conditions permitting. Check back here on Wednesday morning for an update.