Seney National Wildlife Refuge Will Conduct First Prescribed Burn of the Year

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GLR News UpdateMarquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The Seney National Wildlife Refuge plans to conduct it’s first prescribed burn of the year on Friday June 27, 2014.  Implementation of the burn is dependent on the appropriate weather condition and will not be conducted if conditions are not favorable.

The burn is 160 acres and located directly south of Refuge Entrance Road.  Portions of the Marshland Wildlife Drive will be temporarily closed to the public.

The purpose of prescribed burns conducted on the Refuge are enhanced habitat for a number of species of wildlife including marshland grouse.  Along with enhancing habitat for wildlife, the burns will reduce fuel loading in an effort to reduce the severity of wildfires.

Visitors (in a vehicle, bike, or hiking) should check with the Refuge Visitor Center regarding road closures and route changes.

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