Public Notification of Prescribed Burns

The following list summarizes the
steps taken to keep the public informed
of planned prescribed burns in the
BWCAW. Most of these steps are
followed for all prescribed burns.

Burn Plan: Site-specific public notifications are identified for each prescribed burn unit during the preparation of the burn plan.

Yearly: A summary and map of planned prescribed burns is prepared annually. The summary and map are posted on the Superior National Forest website, and provided via a network that includes Forest Service personnel, Reserve America, cooperators, other businesses, partner agencies, media, private organizations, community contacts, and the tourism industry. Meetings are held with residents, businesses, and organizations in advance of prescribed burns to present information and answer questions.

Week Prior to Burning: Advisories will be posted via the notification network, in campgrounds, entry points and at all permitting offices.

1-2 Days Prior to Burning: All local residents, business, and cooperators are notified via phone.

During a Prescribed Burn: Updates will be provided to the public as available.