Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Rhinelander, WI 54501
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest completed prescribed at Moquah Barrens north of Ino, Wisconsin.
The objective of the burns is to maintain the globally-imperiled Pine Barrens ecosystem, home to a wide diversity of plants and wildlife. Fire is needed to maintain this unique plant community; the goal is to reduce the density of woody shrubs and trees and also hazardous fuels.
The prescribed burns are being conducted by the Forest Service with assistance from other federal, state and local partners. The burns will include helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, wildland fire engines, fire fighters, tools and equipment.
Prescribed fire is one of the management techniques that the Forest Service uses to restore the unique pine barrens ecosystem at Moquah Barrens. This ecosystem has evolved naturally over time with fire being the key component in maintaining its biological integrity. Pine barrens, a globally imperiled ecosystem, are a type of savanna that includes large open areas, scattered trees and a diversity of grasses and wildflowers. Blueberries, butterflies, grassland birds, bears, badgers, sharp-tailed grouse, and many other species thrive in this ecosystem.
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|Current as of|
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Thursday May 23rd, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Incident Commander||Jennifer Rabuck|
|Incident Description||Prescribed Burns Will Occur In Blocks A And C On Wednesday 5/28/19|
|Coordinates||46.601 latitude, -91.26 longitude|