Prescribed Burning on State Park Lands
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$330,000
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$221,298
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$221,298
2011 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$150,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:$150,000
Source:Parks & Trails Fund
Project OverviewThis program is to increase prescribed burning on Division of Parks and Trails (PAT) lands in order to meet shortfalls in achieving PAT restoration and management objectives.
About the Issue
Prescribed burning is necessary to preserve fire-dependent native plant communities such as prairies and oak woodlands. Prescribed burning is also important at periodic intervals to maintain fire dependent native plant communities, stimulate seed production needed for new restoration sites and aid in controlling invasive species. The division's annual prescribed burn acreage will likely increase as the need to maintain additional restored fire dependent communities grows.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN