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Spring Prescribed Burning

Ooooh, that smell. The smell of smoke in the air. The smell that makes my chest tighten and limbs stiffen up. Smoke. With distant memories of wildfires tucked neatly in my brain no smell effects me more than that of

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Snow is Good for Wildfire Threat

The great thing about getting more snow this spring is it keeps the ground wet. Ever since the Ham Fire on the Gunflint Trail we’ve paid close attention to the moisture level in the spring.  It’s an especially vulnerable time

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Welcome Rain on the Gunflint Trail

In the past 24 hours we’ve received almost 1.5″ of rain. The rain was much needed as the land was parched. Fire is a four letter “F” word we don’t like to mention around here. We’ve been fortunate to not

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Forest is Thirsty

Our Superior National Forest is thirsty for a good rain. We only received .03″ last night while other places received a little more and a little less. While scouring the Gunflint Trail for blueberries I’ve done alot more walking than

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Prescribed Burns near the BWCA

Forest Fires and prescribed burns, what’s the difference? A prescribed burn is a fire set intentionally to burn fuel to prevent other larger fires from starting.  Sometimes these prescribed burns can turn into a forest fire as proven during the

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Fires Burn in the BWCA & Campfires to be Restricted

I hate the “F” word.  Fires may be good for the forest but I personally don’t like them. Especially when one of the fires is close to Amoeber Lake which is one of my favorite lakes in the Boundary Waters. 

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Wildfire in the BWCA

We were hoping we’d get through the 2013 canoeing season without a fire in the Boundary Waters. We haven’t had a fire ban all season long but it’s dry out there and now there’s a couple of fires burning.  Here’s

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