Video: Prescribed Burn at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook

As part of our habitat management efforts at the Piedmont Memorial Overlook near Sky Meadows State Park, the Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) conducted a prescribed burn on four acres of our native warm-season grass meadow on March 4, 2022.

When applied correctly, fire can have profound ecological benefits. Prescribed burns reduce fuels, suppress some woody species from overtaking the meadow, recycle nutrients and stimulate plant growth– all of which improve habitat for wildlife.

To learn more about prescribed burns, check out this great article from VDOF.