Little Carp River Wildfire

Project Description

On October 20th of 2000, a wildfire was discovered in the interior of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. This fire was somewhat unique for both the time of year that it occurred (late fall in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan) and its size of over 1200 acres. Even more notable is that it occurred in what many call the "asbestos forest" of Northern Hardwoods. Fire rotation periods have been suggested to be between 550 and 2800 years for this forest community. Rarely, wind driven fires can produce significant fire spread and dramatic fire effects over large areas , primarily...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Ontonagon County, MI
Project Size:
  • 1219.57 acres

Project Sites

  • Carp River Wildfire
  • Little Carp River Road Parking Area

Goals and Targets

Targeted Habitats:

No targeted habitats were identified for this project.

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Education In Progress 2011 2011
Demonstration Site


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? No/Unknown

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Lake States Fire Science

Managing Organization

Michigan Department of Natural Resources
(State Government)

Contact Information

Robert Wild (Park Interpreter)
Michigan State Parks

General Information

Project #: 99987
Last Updated: November 03, 2011

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