GREEN BAY – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff plans to conduct prescribed burning on one property in Kewaunee County – The Brusky Wildlife Area – in the coming weeks if appropriate weather conditions exist.
Prescribed burning is part of ongoing efforts to preserve and restore the landscape found within DNR properties throughout Wisconsin. These burns reduce leaf litter, improve wildlife habitat, redistribute nutrients and help control invasive species.
Brusky Wildlife Area, a 75-acre property located southwest of Kewaunee, is a complex of upland grasslands and small wetlands.
The window for conducting prescribed burns is relatively small due to the special weather conditions required. The moisture level of groundcover, wind speed, wind direction and relative humidity must be just right for a safe, successful burn. Based on these factors, burns may or may not occur. Local police and fire officials are notified when and where burns will take place.
For more information regarding prescribed burning in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords “prescribed burning.”
Written or verbal comments are encouraged. Comments or questions can be directed to Joshua Martinez, DNR Wildlife Biologist, 2984 Shawano Ave, Green Bay, WI 54313 or by phone at 920-662-5139. Comments should be received by April 20.