The Department of Natural Resources is doing a prescribed burn today in the Verona State Game Area in Huron County’s Paris Township.
The state is burning 68 acres of warm season grasses for pheasant habitat. Prescribed burns are used to:
•Enhance wildlife habitat.
•Help with forest regeneration.
•Restore and maintain native plant life.
•Control invasive plant species.
•Reduce the risk of wildfires.
Although prescribed burns are planned, they can be canceled at the last minute because of weather and wind conditions.
For more information about prescribed burning, visit www.michigan.gov/firemanagement.
Other prescribed burns today are in Kalamazoo County; Ogemaw County; Osceola County; and Jackson County.