Urban Forestry will undertake a prescribed burn in 5 locations in High Park this spring. Be aware that the park will be closed to vehicles on burn day. Once a date has been set, at least 24 hours notice will be given to the public. See notice below for details and map.
Prior to European settlement, controlled burns were used by Indigenous Peoples to manage and maintain this fire-dependent ecosystem. Fire-dependant ecosystems like black oak savannahs, contain prairie plants that respond positively to prescribed burning and grow more vigorously than they would in the absence of fire.
High Park Prescribed Burn Advance Notice 2023
Read more about Prescribed Burns in High Park and Indigenous History of Today’s High Park