Keystone Bay Wildfire

Project Description

Consider visiting this example of a wildfire in a southern boreal ecosystem, with both recreation and fire science opportunities. The map below and the shape-kml zip file available among the project documents for download here, it is worth searching for on your next visit the Michigan's upper peninsula. Located near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula on the shore of Lake Superior, the Keystone Bay Wildfire was started by lightning in July of 2006. Aggressively attacked during initial attack, it was contained to approximately 7 acres. Developing short term drought and windy conditions br...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Keweenaw County, MI
Project Size:
  • 128.88 acres
  • 1.9 miles

Project Sites

  • 1.9 mile access from Mandan Road
  • Keystone Bay Spotfire
  • Keystone Bay Spotfire
  • Keystone Bay Wildfire

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 Ziel (Program Coordinator)
Lake States Fire Science Consortium

General Information

Project #: 99988
Last Updated: April 05, 2013

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