County Park District will conduct planned burns at several properties


Wood County Park District is planning to conduct prescribed fires on several park properties this spring. Potential locations are the following properties: Baldwin Woods Preserve at 14080 Range Line Road in Weston, Bradner Preserve at 11491 Fostoria Road/SR 23 in Bradner, and Cricket
Frog Cove at 14810 Freyman Road in Cygnet.
The exact timing of the fires will be determined by weather factors to ensure the most effective and safe conditions, including smoke mitigation.
All of our prescribed fire practices are conducted under waiver through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, notification of the Ohio EPA, as well as, direct supervision by an Ohio Certified Prescribed Fire Manager. Local fire departments for each site are aware of these plans and will be directly notified at least 24 hours before the fire and also on the day of the fire by our fire manager.
The purpose of the fires is for the benefit of the natural areas and native ecosystems. Prescribed fires can restore nutrients and lead to more desirable future plant growth. All fire management is completed with best management practices.
Call 419-575-7339, or email, with any questions directly involving our prescribed fire practices.
For more information about the 20 parks and nature preserves in the Wood County Park District system and about the public programs offered, please visit, download the free app ‘wcparks’ or call 419-353-1897.