April 20, 2023 Update
The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has advised that conditions are favourable to conduct the controlled butn this morning April 21, 2023 at 11:00 am.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is planning a controlled burn of a tallgrass meadow located near the corner of Hwy 9 and 6th Line in the Town of Mono.
Address: 893043 6th Line EHS
Map of Burn Area
The red shaded area on the map (totaling 2 hectares) indicates the area to be burned.
Municipality: Town of Mono
Controlled burns are carefully set and managed low-burning fires that are an important restoration tool to help maintain and protect grassland ecosystems. The fire burns relatively quickly to consume dried grasses, small twigs, and leaves but does not harm larger trees.
A controlled burn is used to protect valuable grasslands from invasive plants and encourage the growth of native grasses and wildflowers that provide food and shelter for a variety of wildlife including birds, bees, and butterflies.
Note: TRCA is conducting this controlled burn to manage this meadow ecosystem in partnership with Lands & Forests Consulting, a professional consultant specializing in controlled burns. Lands & Forests Consulting are responsible for all technical aspects of setting, controlling, and extinguishing the fire.
Under ideal weather conditions, smoke from the controlled burn will rise and dissipate without impacting surrounding properties. Changing weather conditions could lead to smoke temporarily reaching nearby residences.
It is recommended that residents close windows, doors and fire dampers as a precaution, and that anyone with sensitivity to smoke stay indoors at the time of the burn.
All neighboring residents and property owners within a 2.5 km radius of the controlled burn will be notified via roadside signs and a mailed information package.
Town of Mono and Town of Caledon staff and council, Peel Police, Caledon OPP, Town of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Town of Orangeville Fire Services, and other organizations have been alerted.
Anticipated Burn Date(s)
The burn is projected to occur in mid to late April 2023. Weather and site conditions are being monitored by TRCA to determine the ideal window of time for the burn to be conducted.
If you are interested in receiving more information about this restoration project, or being included on the email notification list, please contact the Project Manager:
Project Manager, TRCA, Ecosystem Management