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Nabokov Blue Prescribed Fire-Plouff Ck

Unit Information

Superior National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
8901 Grand Ave Place
Duluth, MN 55808

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Anticipated Dates of Burn: Historically the burns take place between the last week in April and the first three weeks in May, however, burn dates in 2019 will be scheduled anytime during the spring, summer and fall months.

Location and Sizes: The Plouff Creek units are located in Township 61 North, Range 5 West Section 2 and approximately 4 miles southwest of the Sawbill Lake Campground. Unit 1 is 17 acres, and Unit 5 is 4 acres. The Track Lake unit is located in Township 62 North, Range 1 West, Section 1 and approximately 3 miles east of Two Island Lake. The Track Lake unit is 7 acres. The Old Bill unit is located in Township 61 North, Range 4 West, Section 18 and approximately 14 miles north of the town of Tofte. The Old Bill unit is 6 acres. The Hoist Lake unit is located in Township 60 North, Range 7 West, Section 35, and approximately 10 miles east of the town of Isabella. The Hoist Lake unit is 6 acres.

PURPOSE: Stimulate growth of Dwarf Bilberry, and reduce brush to keep sites in an open condition. This will promote habitat for the rare Nabokov’s Blue Butterfly

Closure Information: No closures of roads or recreation sites are anticipated prior to or during ignition.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Incident Description7 Units
Coordinates90.93 latitude, -47.803 longitude

Current Situation

Size55 Acres

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