DNR begins prescribed burns throughout Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that fire management crews plan to conduct prescribed burns on DNR properties throughout the state from March 1 through mid-June. 

Officials say these burns take advantage of Wisconsin's optimal conditions during the spring. Additional prescribed burns will occur in late summer and fall.

According to a news release, the DNR utilizes prescribed burning to preserve and restore fire-dependent ecosystems found within state-managed properties throughout Wisconsin.

The DNR says staff conducts these prescribed burns only when weather and vegetation conditions meet strict standards for safety, smoke management, and burn effectiveness.

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