–The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be conducting prescribed burns over the next two months on wildlife management areas across Northwest Iowa, including Kossuth County. DNR Wildlife Biologist Rob Patterson tells KLGA News that the prescribed burns helps them maintain healthy grasslands.
Patterson says they rotate which areas will be burned over a number of years.
Patterson says when they conduct the prescribed burns is very much dependent on the weather.
The snowy winter means it will likely be a few more weeks before they can really get going with prescribed burns.
In Kossuth County, the DNR will be conducting burns at the following wildlife areas: Goose Lake, Stateline, Seneca, and Iowa Lake Marsh. Any of the burns that can not be completed this spring will be done this fall.