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Wisconsin DNR to perform controlled burns in 20 counties

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Logo (From Wisconsin DNR).
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Logo (From Wisconsin DNR).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The state DNR plans to do some environmental spring cleaning, by burning parts of public lands in 20 southern Wisconsin counties.

The DNR says the controlled burns are designed to prevent invasive species and unwanted brush from crowding out native vegetation.

Officials say the burning efforts would also encourage new grass to grow, create more water pockets for geese and ducks, and make the habitat better for nesting birds.  

The DNR says the controlled burns will start this month and run into mid-May, weather permitting.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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