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Superior National Forest Prescribed Burn Information:

Superior National Forest Prescribed Burn Information Meeting:
Where: Poplar Lake Volunteer Fire Hall
Date: April 29 at 5:00 pm.
Who: Anyone interested in the USFS 2009 Prescribed Fires.

Discussion:
This 2009 season, the US Forest Service is planning to implement several prescribed fire projects on the Gunflint and Tofte Ranger Districts. The purpose of these projects is to use controlled fire to reduce fuels, improve habitat, and prepare an area for regeneration.

Prescribed fire projects for this season include:

Caribou Rock
Meeds Lake
Dawkins Lake
Extortion Lake
Duncan Lake
Border Units
18 Mile Underburn
Tomahawk Underburn
Inga Creek Underburn
Site Preparation and Wildfire Burns
(Click the links above for more information on each burn)

These prescribed fires are scheduled to occur during May/June and September/October, when the weather and conditions in the burn area are “within prescription” and favorable for meeting project objectives. Notifications will be posted on the Superior National Forest website and released through the Cook and Lake County Local media sources.

During the prescribed fires, the public can expect to see smoke over the area and additional fire personnel and resources including aircraft.

For more information and maps of the project areas, please check the Superior National Forest website at www.fs.fed.us/r9/superior. Or call the Gunflint Ranger District at 218-387-1750 or Tofte Ranger District at 218-663-8060.

For information during a fire event: MNICS.


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