The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning on conducting prescribed burns this spring and fall on the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in the Onalaska area.
Sites planned for burning in 2014 include the following units: Brice Prairie (near the Visitor Center), Halfway Creek (just west of the town of Midway), and Browns Marsh (just north of County Rd Z and east of the Black River). These sites may be burned in April or May.
Fire helps maintain a healthy native plant community which provides habitat for migratory and nesting birds as well as other wildlife.