NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND Open fires banned on Oahe WMA
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is prohibiting open burning this spring on property managed south of Bismarck and Mandan, as a means to reduce potential for wildfires on a heavily wooded rec... Posted on 4/10/14 at 9:16 AM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Firewood restrictions in effect on state land
The recent discovery of emerald ash borer (EAB) in a St. Paul neighborhood means that people should no longer pack firewood when making summer camping plans.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ... Posted on 6/12/09 at 4:21 AM
The Palsburg Fire in Beltrami Island State Forest destroyed more than 4,500 acres of timber and wildlife habitat in northwest Minnesota. That will mean big changes to the area's forestry resources, but the timing of the fire likely minimized the impact on local wildlife.
Q. It is not uncommon to find antlers lying on the forest floor in the spring. Why do buck deer, bull moose and other antlered species shed their antlers?
A. Annual cycles in deer antlers are related to the changing seasons. Deer have adapted their physiology and behavior to respond to seasonal changes, including antler growth and shedding.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is removing the burning and campfire restrictions in counties in northwestern and southeastern Minnesota, while 18 counties in east-central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, remain under burning/campfire restrictions.
Nearly one year after a tiny wilderness fire exploded into Minnesota’s largest forest fire in more than 70 years, a temporary U.S. Forest Service policy will now put that kind of fire out before it can grow.
The continuing dearth of snow in the state prompted an unusual fire danger alert from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Tuesday. Using a general rule that a burning permit is required any time there is less than 3 inches of snow on the ground, the DNR urged people to be careful.
Efforts to control a fire in the Pagami Creek region of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness continued Monday, with crews burning an area to keep the fire from spreading to the north, where properties could be
The 40-mile Kekekabic Trail is closed effective today, from Snowbank Lake Road near Ely to the Gunflint Trail. The closure will remain in place until further notice, and includes the associated connector trails and loops.
Cook County, Voyageurs National Park and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources on Thursday each announced new outdoor fire bans, joining the Superior and Chippewa national forests and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Outdoor burning is illegal or discouraged across the Northland. One of the earliest, warmest, driest springs on record has led to parched, dangerous conditions for wildfires and state, federal and provincial agencies all have announced full or partial bans on outdoor fires.
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