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We are a Boundary Waters canoe trip outfitter, Quetico outfitter, and guide service in Ely, Minnesota. This Boundary Waters blog shares photos, stories, humor, skills, and naturalist insights from guiding in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Most entries are from our founder and head guide, Jason Zabokrtsky. He is the Boundary Waters Blogger.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Prescribed Burns in the BWCAW

Today we fished and watched the smoke rise from the Wind Lake controlled burn in the BWCAW. This photo shows our view.
The US Forest Service is attempting to reduce the potential for a wildfire that might result from the unusual fuel loading caused by the 1999 blowdown event that toppled many large trees in the area.
The Forest Service reports they consider the Wind Lake burn successful with 95% of targeted fuels consumed.