Prescribed Burn - Land Management Practices at Carillon Stonegate Pond
In early April, there was a prescribed or controlled burn carried out on the shores of both ponds at Carillon at Stonegate. Prescribed burning is used for a variety of reasons. One of the most notable benefits is to maintain the health of an existing natural area containing native plants. The fire helps manage weeds and other invasive growth, It also can help restore nutrients and help lead to more desirable plant growth in the future. Woodlands, prairies, and wetlands are perfect natural communities for contained fires.
We are already starting to see the green vegetation emerge through the ashes of the prescribed burn. In addition to the beautiful wildflowers and other plants, this will lead to the arrival of the vast variety of birds, wildlife and insects that make the ponds at Carillon Stonegate their permanent or seasonal home!