6021 Development Drive, Suite 2, Charleston, IL 61920 info@colescountyswcd.org 217-345-3901 ext. 3

Assistance and Equipment Rental Available for Prescribed Burns

In combination with the Lincoln Heritage Chapter of Pheasants Forever, the Coles County SWCD offers controlled burning equipment such as sprayers, drip torches, blowers, and Nomex fire-resistant clothing. The equipment is free to use, but a deposit is required. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

Most conservation programs require a burn plan and open burning permit to be on file prior to a controlled burn. Although the district doesn’t write burn plans, our staff can connect landowners with an agency or technical service provider who does! Once a burn plan is obtained, we can assist with the application for an Illinois EPA open burning permit. Give us a call at the office or stop by with any questions.