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Fire Management Plan

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The National Park Service (NPS) will implement a Fire Management Plan (FMP) for the 161-acre Ice Age Complex at Cross Plains (complex), part of Ice Age National Scenic Trail (IATR). The FMP includes suppression of all unplanned ignitions, prescribed burns and non-fire (mechanical and chemical) treatments to restore and manage prairie, oak and other fire-adapted ecosystems. The percentage and frequency of burns will vary annually based on fuel and habitat surveys.

The objectives of the FMP are to: 1) reduce the risk of wildfire; 2) increase biodiversity of native plants; 3) reduce non-native and invasive vegetation; 4) reduce woody vegetation encroachment into the prairie; 5) suppress unplanned ignitions in the park.

Contact Information

Mary Tano, 608-798-8681