Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
A. Area Identification
The islands are original native sod. The prescribed burn will remove mulch and reduce cool season invaders while improving the warm season natives.
The islands will be burned as close to May 1 as possible, but only if surrounding water is open enough to act as a good fire break. A 2-man burn team, using 2 drip torches and one 150 gallon pumper will conduct the burn, using the circular ring fire technique. Estimated cost is $100.
Fire will be ignited with drip torch in a circular ring fire pattern.
The prescribed burn will be done only if the surrounding water is Open enough to act as a good fire break. The islands are of small size and the burn team will be adjacent to water at all times. The water serves as an escape route.
Personnel will remain in the area 1/2 hour after completing the burn to insure the fire is out.