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Prescribed burn planned for Johnson Lake area


August 6, 2019

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Shown here is the prescribed burn area for Johnson Lake in the Ottawa National Forest.

IRONWOOD - The Ottawa National Forest of the U.S. Forest Service on Monday announced plans for a prescribed burn in the Johnson Lake area.

The proposed burn of approximately 350 acres of forested land will occur within the next two weeks in the Kenton Ranger District, east of Bond Falls between Forest Road 530 and Forest Road 4500. The burn is dependent upon weather conditions.

Signs will be posted in and around the area of the burn. At this time it is not anticipated that any roads will be closed, the announcement said.

Prescribed burns make the forests more resilient, create habitat for...

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