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Scheduled controlled burns in La Crosse Blufflands re-scheduled

Controlled burns in the La Crosse Blufflands are being rescheduled for May 16.
Controlled burns in the La Crosse Blufflands are being rescheduled for May 16.(MGN)
Published: May. 12, 2022 at 2:08 PM CDT
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) - Controlled burns in the La Crosse Blufflands are being rescheduled for May 16.

Initially the burns were scheduled for May 12 and May 13.

City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry announced that they’ve hired professional contractors to conduct the controlled burns in the Blufflands.

According to a media release by City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry there may be closures of the prairies and properties for extended periods of time. La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry asks people to abide by barricades and closures. They note that smoke may be visible at times. Safety precautions are in place.

The locations are Mathy Tract, Pollinator Prairie, located at the end of County Road FA as well as Upper Hixon Forest, Thompson Pollinator Prairie, located on County Road FA.

According to the media release by the City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry, “The purpose of these particular burns are to promote native vegetation and reduce competition from cool season vegetation.”

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