Prescribed Fire
Prescribed Fire Lighting fire with a drip torch. © Jason Houston

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Prescribed Fire Demonstration


This is an exciting and rare opportunity to observe a controlled burn that will include listening to a pre-burn briefing, examining equipment and watching a prescribed fire from a safe distance in a secure location with a chance for questions and discussion at the end. After the fire demonstration, explore The Nature Conservancy’s Bluestem Prairie, a scientific and natural area, with experienced birders and botanists. If weather isn’t cooperating for controlled burning conditions, we will have a wildflower/birding hike at Bluestem Prairie. Please RVSP to TNC’s Matt Mecklenburg via email by May 24. 

What to bring:

Watch the weather and dress appropriately. Please bring a bottle of water, boots or shoes that can get wet/dirty, camera, binoculars, hat, sunscreen, questions and a desire to learn why the Conservancy uses fire as a management tool on our prairies.

Local phone number:

Bluestem Prairie Office: 218-498-2679   


Bluestem Prairie Office: 15337 28th Avenue South, Glyndon, MN

From Moorhead, drive east about 14 miles on U.S. Highway 10 to the intersection with MN Highway 9. Turn south and travel for 2 miles and then turn east on 28th Avenue South and continue for 1.5 miles to the TNC office at the end of the dead end.  A parking area will be determined on the day of the event to keep vehicles out of the smoke.  Nearest services are in Moorhead, Glyndon, Hawley and Buffalo River State Park.  Drinking water and a restroom will be available at the TNC office.