Wisconsin DNR To Start Performing Prescribed Burns


Wisconsin DNR To Start Performing Prescribed Burns


(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tells us fire management crews are starting to perform prescribed burns on DNR properties throughout the state where local conditions can provide a safe and effective burn.

DNR crews will be burning cattail marshes, wetlands, prairies and oak/pine barrens to clear the buildup of dead vegetation and to open waterways for waterfowl to feed and nest. By burning in winter staff take advantage of wet conditions, which reduces the heat and intensity of cattail marsh and barren burns.  When conducting prescribed burns near roads and recreational trails, the DNR will post signs to notify the public.

They ask that people avoid areas while a burn is being conducted. The DNR also notifies local law enforcement and fire officials in advance about when and where DNR prescribed burns will take place. ..

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