USDA Forest Service Planning Prescribed Burns for Huron-Manistee National Forests

The USDA Forest Service is planning prescribed burns this year in the Huron-Manistee National Forests.

The burns will reduce the hazardous material that could ignite wildfires from starting in several northern Michigan counties.

Prescribed fires are conducted with the safety of the public and firefighters as the highest priority.

They also play a natural role in the many ecosystems on the forests.

Species such as white-tailed deer, turkey, butterflies, songbirds, grouse and turtles use burned areas for food, cover and a place to raise their young.

For more information on current prescribed fires on the HMNFs, visit Huron-Manistee NFs Spring RX Burning Information – InciWeb the Incident Information System (