Burning the Boundary Waters

There are prescribed burns happening this Fall in the BWCA.  These burns are to help reduce the amount of down, dead fuel that could contribute to a forest fire.  Since the blowdown in 1999, the USFS has been doing a number of prescribed burns in and around the Boundary Waters.  On the 9th of September two units were ignited near Knife Lake; the Thunder Point Unit(386 acres) and the Bonnie Unit(848 acres).  Some portages and campsites will be temporarily closed and aircraft and ground crews will be in the area.  Other controlled burns are planned for September and October and we will try to keep you posted as to when and where they will be conducted.