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Wildfire Prevention

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the Ham Lake Fire. I’m always happy with spring rainfall so fire danger remains low.  Happy Wildfire Prevention Week! Wildfire Prevention Week April 16-22 To increase awareness of outdoor wildfire hazards,

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Wildfire Insanity

I think it is really odd a USFS spokesperson would say, “Part of the area burning was scheduled to undergo a prescribed burn anyway.”  I wonder if the costs to fight a wildfire are the same as the costs associated

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Prescribed Burn to Wildfire in the BWCA

A wildfire is burning near Burntside Lake outside of Ely, Minnesota. It began as a prescribed burn conducted by the USFS that turned into a wildfire because it jumped the lines. Dry conditions, warm weather, wind and low humidity have

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Where There’s Smoke

There’s a fire. I’m not sure of the exact location or size of the fire but on our way home from Ely on County Road 1 we saw smoke. We also saw several aircraft circling in the sky and firefighters

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Wildfire Prevention Week on the Gunflint Trail

I think this should be longer than a week personally, but I guess having it at the beginning of the season helps us to keep it in the front of our mind throughout the summer.  The trees have not budded

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Morel Mushroom Hunting

I love to spend time looking for treasures. Whether I’m on a beach looking for shells, scouring a lake shore for agates, digging in an abandoned dump for old glass bottles or searching for blueberries it doesn’t seem to matter

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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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Fire Hazard

Are drones capable of starting a wildfire? Not that I’m aware of but they obviously can get in the way of people who are fighting wildfires. It would seem like common sense to not fly one over a wildfire when

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