GREEN BAY – Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff plans to conduct prescribed burning on properties in Calumet and Manitowoc County 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. Burning is planned at the following DNR managed properties:
The window for conducting prescribed burns is relatively small due to the special weather conditions required. The moisture level of groundcover, relative humidity and wind speed and direction must be just right for a safe, successful burn. Based on these factors planned 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 Steve Easterly, DNR Wildlife Biologist, 2220 East County Rd V, Mishicot, WI 54228 or by phone at 920-755-4983. Comments should be received by April 20.