Red pine prescribed fire study: The persistent effects of long-past underburning among various frequencies and seasons

Project Description

This demonstration site is located on the Cutfoot Experimental Forest, Chippewa National Forest, just 20 minutes north of Deer River, MN just off State Highway 46. See the map here and GIS-KML file link for further location information. Take a few minutes to familiarize yourselves by reading the "Field Tour Background" in the Project Documents and viewing the "Video" in the Project Links before visiting the site. Here is a brief description: Red pine forests of the western Great Lakes region are classic examples of fire-dependent ecosystems that have been affected adversely by decad...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Itasca County, MN
Project Size:
  • 3.34 miles

Project Sites

  • FH 3801
  • FH 3802
  • Rep I: Cmpts 1-7
  • Rep II: Cmpts 8-14
  • Rep III/IV: Cmpts 15-28

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 2012 2012
Demonstration Site


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

Quick Facts

Owning Organization


Managing Organization

US Forest Service Northern Research Station
(Federal Government)

Contact Information

Christel Kern (Research Forester)
USFS Northern Research Station

General Information

Project #: 99997
Last Updated: September 20, 2012

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