Prairies and Savannahs

Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savannah Management at RBG
This is intended to be the fifth operational controlled burn for Princess Point. The goal of Royal Botanical Gardens’ controlled burn is a means to protect and renew the threatened tallgrass prairie and savannah ecosystems at Princess Point by promoting natural regeneration of oak and tallgrass species and controlling invasive species. Prairie and savannah ecosystems once covered 36 square kilometers of the Hamilton region, today, there is only 30 square kilometers left in all of Ontario and many of Ontario’s endangered plant species are restricted to these habitats. Several interpretive signs on this theme are found on site.