Person conducting safe prescribed burn to forest floor

Prescribed Burn Program Series

Come learn about prescribed burns through this program series! 

Participants will learn about the history of fire in the Southeastern U.S., the basics of wildfire, the benefits of prescribed fire and traverse a potential burn unit. Participants are encouraged to voice concerns and ask questions regarding prescribed fire as a practice, and in their community.

Register for the programs online via RecLink using the barcode listed below. Prior to registering for any program, please review the Raleigh Parks Know Before You GoAdults must accompany participants under 16 years old and register. All programs are free to attend, but require advanced registration.

Prescribed Burn Hike

Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.

Join us for a hike around a historical and potentially upcoming prescribed burn unit at Lake Johnson Park! Participants will learn about the safety measures, the process of planning, igniting, controlling and suppressing a prescribed fire, as well as how a prescribed burn would improve conditions for plants and animals in the park. Participants will get to see some common prescribed fire tools and learn how they are used.

  • Location: Magnolia Cottage, 1500 Lake Dam Rd. 
  • Barcodes: 268884 (10 a.m. to noon) and  268885 (1 to 3 p.m.)
  • Ages: 14 years and older

The Importance of Fire in Southeastern Ecosystems

Monday, Oct. 19, 7 to 8 p.m.

Join Allison Cousins, a Parks and Recreation Master’s student at Northern Arizona University to learn about the importance of prescribed fire for ecosystem health! Debunk common myths regarding prescribed fires, learn about fire dependent plants and animals, and discuss the benefits of prescribed fire at a regional and local scale.

  • Location: Virtually - Link to lecture will be sent morning of lecture
  • Barcode: 268883 
  • Ages: 14 years and older