Wisconsin DNR beginning ‘winter prescribed burns’ on properties throughout the state

(WFRV) – Fire management crews with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are starting to perform prescribed burns on DNR properties throughout the state, officials said in a release on Wednesday.

According to the Wisconsin DNR, the winter prescribed burns will be on properties where local conditions can provide a safe and effective burn.

Winter burns mark the beginning of the fire management season for DNR crews and help to support healthy ecosystems for an abundance of plants and animals in Wisconsin. Fire helps to remove dead vegetation and stimulate native plant growth.

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“DNR crews will be burning cattail marshes, wetlands, prairies and oak/pine barrens to clear the buildup of dead vegetation and to open waterways for waterfowl to feed and nest,” said Wisconsin DNR officials.

Locations of prescribed burns near roads or trails will have signs posted to help notify the public.

More information about the benefits of prescribed burning in Wisconsin can be found here.

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