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Ranger Walk and Talk: Post-fire Ecology at Frontenac State Park

Join us for this free educational event.

Meet outside the ranger station at 10 a.m. and hike into an area of the park which has been burned recently to see first-hand how it changes these landscapes.

We regularly use prescribed fire at the park to keep our prairies and forests healthy, as fire is crucial in maintaining our ecosystem’s stability and diversity. Have you ever wanted to know more about this hot topic? Have you ever wondered what makes a prescribed fire different from a wildfire? Come get these and any other burning questions you may have answered at Frontenac State Park on June 15th!

Join a park ranger on a guided hike around the prairie loop to learn about fire’s role in resource management at Frontenac State Park.  The hike will last about an hour and a half and will include some uneven terrain; coming prepared with water, sunscreen, and bug spray along with sturdy and comfortable shoes is recommended.

Avehicles at the park must display a valid MN State Park vehicle permit ($7 for a one-day permit, $35 for a year-round permit). Permits may be purchased at the park office before or during the event. Severe weather or other factors may cause this event to be canceled. If you have any questions, call Frontenac State Park at 651-299-3000.

If you need an accommodation, please contact Jake at jake.gaster@state.mn.us or 651-299-3000, at least two weeks prior to the event. An all-terrain trackchair is available for use during the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

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