Prescribed burns proposed for Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area and Buckhorn...

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  1. By Central Office October 20, 2016

    Contact(s): Darren Ladwig, DNR wildlife biologist, 608-339-4819

    MADISON -- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff plan to conduct prescribed burning this fall on the Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area and Buckhorn State Wildlife Area, located in Adams County.

    These burns will take place in late October or early November if appropriate weather conditions exist.

    Prescribed burning is part of an ongoing effort to preserve and restore the oak savanna community (oak-dominated stands with less than 50 percent tree canopy coverage) - one of the most threatened upland communities in Wisconsin. These burns reduce leaf litter, redistribute nutrients and help control invasive species. Each fall, plants die and many leaves have already fallen.

    The window for conducting prescribed burns is relatively small, due to special weather conditions required. The moisture level of groundcover, wind speed and direction, and relative humidity must be just right for a safe and successful burn.

    Questions or comments regarding the prescribed burn should be directed to Darren Ladwig, DNR wildlife biologist, at 608-339-4819 or via email at [email protected].

    For more information regarding prescribed burning in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "prescribed burn."

    Last Revised: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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