6-12 Campus Prairie

Our 6-12 Campus is surrounded by a native prairie that helps promote effective storm water management.   The prairie is maintained by Applied Ecological Services Inc.  The maintenance includes brushing, weeding, identification and removal of invasive species and burning.  The burning process is actually called a Prescribed Burn, or Controlled Burn, and is integral to the long-term health of the prairie.  Fire helps maintain the ecosystem and allows for diversity in plant life.

Prescribed Burns were conducted in 2012 and again in 2016.  Another Prescribed Burn is scheduled to happen in 2020.   The brochure shared with the community can be found here.
Our prescribed burn was pushed to spring of 2021 because of burn restrictions and air quality related to COVID 19.  The burn did happen during Spring Break 2021.  The pictures below show Applied Ecological Services burning the prairie.