Prescribed burns planned near lab next week
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is planning to conduct prescribed fires in Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve, Nov. 12, 2017, through Dec. 17, 2017, weather permitting.
More prescribed burns may be held Feb. 18, 2018, through April 15, 2018, as weather conditions permit.
Burns are planned south and southeast of the laboratory, near the Advanced Photon Source, northeast of the laboratory, just north of Argonne Park, and to the southwest, west of the 300 Area.
Prescribed fires will be conducted only on days when:
- The wind speed is greater than 5 mph
- The relative humidity between 5 to 70 percent
- There has been no precipitation or enough time has passed since the last precipitation event to allow fine dead fuels such as leaf litter and grass to dry.