Derby Ditch Rx (Prescribed Fire)


 Derby Ditch Prescribed Burn Successful First of Four Planned for Fall 2021 at Indiana Dunes National ParkToday Great Lakes Fire Management Zone and Midewin Hotshots successfully completed a prescribed burn at Indiana Dunes National Park of approximately 328 acres between Kemil Road and Broadway in Beverly Shores. The current wet conditions made ignition tough but in the end the fire accomplished the prescribed fire objectives to mitigate risk for the public and firefighters, promote native plant diversity, control non-native/invasive plants, reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland urban interface, maintain scenic vistas  and limit smoke impacts.Three more prescribed burns are planned at the park for this

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