DNR to conduct controlled burn today in Schoolcraft County

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will conduct a prescribed burn today in Schoolcraft County near Stanley Lake.

The 700-acre blaze is being set to improve habitat for sharp-tailed grouse and white-tailed deer.

DNR officials said controlled burns are planned to achieve specific objectives and are conducted by highly-trained DNR personnel in designated state-managed areas, during proper weather conditions and in cooperation with proper authorities and local units of governments.

For more information on prescribed burning, visit the DNR’s website at: www.michigan.gov/firemanagement.