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.