MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – A prescribed burn is planned for Tuesday in Marquette County on roughly 410 acres located 15 miles south of Ishpeming. The burn is being conducted to maintain open grassland habitat. Start time is set for 11 a.m.
Prescribed burns are one way the Michigan Department of Natural Resources keeps lands and forests healthy. The burns are conducted by highly trained DNR personnel in designated state-managed areas during appropriate weather conditions and in cooperation with the proper authorities and local units of government.
Public safety is a top priority during all prescribed burns, which sometimes are canceled at the last minute due to careful monitoring of weather and wind conditions.
The “Prescribed Burns” story map – including stories, photos and videos – takes a detailed look at how prescribed burns work. For more information on the DNR’s fire management activity, visit Michigan.gov/FireManagement.