• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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  • Water Levels Above Average From Stillwater, Minnesota To The Mississippi River

    Water levels on the St. Croix from near Stillwater, Minnesota down to its confluence with the Mississippi River are above average for this time of year. Water levels elsewhere on the St. Croix and Namekagon are near normal summer conditions.

Fire Management

firefighter in yellow shirt and green pants with rake watches small line of fire making sure it stays within the planned boundaries.

Firefighter watches prescribed fire and helps keep it within the planned boundary.

The Fire Management Plan for the Riverway was completed in 2005. An active program of managing park resources through the use of prescribed fire was implemented in 2005 with two burns near Sunrise Ferry. Due to staffing and weather issues, no fires occured in 2006 or 2007. The park plans to resume the use of prescribed fire to enhance prairie and savanna habitats in 2008.

The Fire Management Plan describes the need to continue to aggressively suppress all unplanned wildfire on NPS lands while allowing for the use of planned prescribed fire for habitat restoration and hazard fuel management.

Fire Management Plan(578KB)

Appendix A B C-References, Definitions & Species (65KB)

Appendix D-Environmental Assesment(762KB)

Appendix D-NEPA (15KB)

Appendix D-NEPA FONSI (112KB)

Appendix E-Prescribed Burn and Hazard Fuel Reduction (1276KB)

Appendix F G-Monitoring Plan and Riverway Specific (17KB)

Did You Know?

A green dragonfly emerges from its old skin, seen below.

Dragonflies spend most of their life living in the water. Eventually they climb out of the water and grab onto something. Here they will emerge from their old skin like a butterfly emerges from its cocoon and fly away.