The Litchfield Wetland Management District conducts a series of prescribed burns each year as part of its habitat management program. A prescribed burn is a managed fire conducted under a special set of guidelines for weather, and safety. This "prescription" is designed prior to the burn, and is critical to achieve the desired outcome. Most burning on the district is done in April and May on days when conditions meet the prescription set forth for a safe burn, and which will result in the desired habitat management and hazardous fuel reduction effects. Humidity level, wind speed, and wind direction are among the factors that must be correct for the burn to occur.