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Prescribed burns planned in forests

 

May 5, 2018



IRONWOOD — Fire managers on the Hiawatha and Ottawa National Forests intend to begin using prescribed fire as a forest management tool in the coming weeks. 

Prescribed burns make forests more resilient, create habitat for a diversity of wildlife and keep communities safer from future wildfires by reducing accumulated debris (hazardous fuel.)

All projects are dependent upon several factors, including favorable weather and site conditions.

Each burn area requires a different “prescription,” which determines what wind direction and speed, temperature and fuel moistures are required fo...



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