Prescribed Burn at the Cloquet Forestry Center

May 25, 2022

 

"The fires were classified as broadcast burns — also known as understory burns — which cover larger areas usually measured in acres. The last prescribed broadcast burn at the Cloquet Forestry Center was in 2002 on 20 acres in the Camp 8 section, and pile burns were held in the late 1990s. Fond du Lac Band member Vern Northrup, now retired, was the last burn boss to oversee the fires of that era. Northrup was invited and attended the burns last Wednesday."

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Small fire at the base of a tall pine. Indigenous man in white coat standing in front, two white people in yellow coats standing to the side.