Fall 2017 Prescribed Fires

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Fall 2017 Prescribed Fires

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Piles Burned
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, NPS firefighters burned 9 debris piles in the east end of the park. The piles were made from trees and other plant material removed to create Defensible Space.. more

INCIDENT UPDATED 11/14/2017

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Debris pile burning near park structure.

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The National Park Service is planning five prescribed fires this fall at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Approximately 950 acres are expected to be burned as a tool for the park's long-term restoration and hazard fuel reduction efforts.

In Gary, 178 acres of Oak-Savannah will be burned in a continued effort to restore the Miller Woods immediately west of the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. An additional 62 acres will be burned west of County Line Rd and south of US 12 near the Woodlake Dunes Apartments.

In Porter, the Mnoke Prairie will be burned as part of the long term restoration of this tall-grass prairie. The 191-acre prairie is one of the last natural prairie areas in Northwest Indiana and is located north of Beam Street and west of US20.

Near Beverly Shores, 77 acres of the Dunewood Campground will be burned to reduce woody debris and leaf litter around the campsites.

In Hobart, the National Park Service intends to burn 178 acres of the Hobart Prairie Grove on the west side of Lake George, along both sides of the Lake County Parks bike path.


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Incident TypePrescribed Fire

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
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Indiana
Porter, IN 46304
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