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Galaxy Prescribed Burn scheduled for Friday

Jun 03, 2021 01:53PM ● By Editor
From Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District  June 3, 2021

Location: 

Township 59 North, Range 7 West, Section 6. Approximately 5 miles east of the community of Isabella in Lake County, Minnesota.

Size: 

490 Acres

Purpose: 

Areas included in the Galaxy project are timber harvest units where logging activities have taken place. Under favorable weather conditions fire will be broadcasted across the harvest units to consume residual post-harvest slash and layers of organic duff. Treating the units with prescribed fire will clean up the slash to allow for tree planting species such as pine and spruce and improve the overall health of the remaining red and white pine overstory.

Closure Information: 

No closure of recreation sites or roadways are anticipated with this prescribed fire. The prescribed fire is likely to impact visibility along Forest Road 172 (Wanless) and/or 174 (Dumbbell) and warning signs will be placed in that area.

Contact Information: Tofte Ranger District 218-663-8087


Contact:

Darlene Quinn 
Prevention Technician
Forest Service
Superior National Forest, Gunflint Ranger District
p: 218-387-3210
f: 218-387-3246 
[email protected]
2020 West Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604
www.fs.fed.us 
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