Prescribed burns set for 20 waterfowl areas
Returning birds and melting snow are sure signs of spring in the Midwest. Natural resource professionals are also preparing for another spring ritual, the start of the prescribed fire season.
From early April to mid-June, staff at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's St. Croix Wetland Management District in New Richmond will be mobilizing crews of firefighters and equipment for scheduled burns at 20 Waterfowl Production Areas in St. Croix, Polk and Dunn counties.