Lincoln, NE (March 11, 2021) — LincolnParks and Recreation staff will conduct a controlled burn from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday on a two acre area in Wilderness Park. Trails between Old Cheney Road and Pioneers Boulevard on the west side of Salt Creek will be closed until early Saturday, March 13.

The public is advised to avoid the area during this project. Controlled burns are a tool to manage large areas of native plants and grasses. Land managers monitor weather and air quality conditions to ensure safe burns.