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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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A Little Fire

I am surprised a tree that caught on fire last week was named the “Partridge Lake Fire.” It seems a bit odd, kind of like naming a hurricane when it’s not even a tropical storm yet.  I hope this doesn’t

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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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