Caution - High River Levels and Changing Conditions
Areas of the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers are experiencing late season high water levels due to recent rainfall. River users should prepare for swifter than normal currents, cool water temperatures, and floating or submerged debris in the rivers. More »
prescribed burns 2009
Contact: Scott Weyenberg, 715-483-2285
Contact: Charlie Lundin, 715-635-8346, ext. 26
National Park Service to Conduct Prescribed Burns
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway plans to conduct four prescribed burns in the Riverway corridor in spring 2009. These burns may take place between April 15 and 25, depending on weather conditions. The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting these prescribed fires to improve prairie and savanna habitat along the St. Croix and Namekagon rivers.
The areas to be burned are:
The NPS has developed detailed plans for prescribed burns and the fires are carried out by personnel trained and certified for prescribed burning. The plans address temperature, relative humidity, wind, and other conditions under which a burn can take place, protection of adjacent properties, communications, needed manpower and equipment, safety, and other considerations.
If conditions are not favorable on the day when burning is planned, the burn will be rescheduled.
The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway’s Fire Management Plan is available for viewing on the park's website: http://www.nps.gov/sacn/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm
For additional information, you may contact the NPS at St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, at 715-483-2274 or Trego, Wisconsin, at 715-635-8346.
Did You Know?
Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.