Prescribed pile burns scheduled for Raspberry and Michigan Islands during week of June 13th

Raspberry Island Lighthouse


The National Park Service says piles of accumulated wood debris at the Raspberry and Michigan Island light station cultural landscapes will be burned later this month.  

In a statement, the Park Service said, “Weather permitting, prescribed burning of these piles is scheduled during the week of June 13th with the assistance of the National Park Service’s Black Hills Fire Module.  Wind, humidity, smoke dispersion and surface moisture will be assessed before igniting any fires.  Please be aware that smoke may be visible.”

The Park Service said a 19-acre prescribed burn on the Highbush Unit, Stockton Island tombolo, was successfully completed on May 12th with the assistance of Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Menominee Indian Tribe, and U.S. Forest Service fire-fighters.

Read more about the recent prescribed burn here.

Watch a session on the use of fire in the Apostle Islands from the recent 50th Anniversary Resource Stewardship Symposium here.