St. Croix Valley Chapter
St. Croix, Pierce, Polk counties in Wisconsin and Washington county in Minnesota
Chapter Meeting Minutes:
We would love to see your pictures of our sites. This is a good place to ask questions about prairies, TPE, and plants.
Please join us for a chapter meeting!
Date: Thursday, April 30
Next meeting: May 28 (Thursday) at Hudson Public Library
Chapter Work Days
Prescribed burn season has begun. We will be burning our project sites. Dates and site depend on the weather.
TPE policy requires that we know -- in advance -- who will burn with us and your level of experience. Therefore, if you would like to be on the TPE burn crew this spring, please contact Evanne Hunt (email@example.com) with:
I will not trouble the entire chapter with prescribed burn announcements; therefore, only those who respond will be contacted.
Reminders for the experienced and the novice
When you get an email about a scheduled burn, please respond if you can participate. Our burn plans required a minimum number of crew to conduct a safe burn. If we do not have enough volunteers, the burn will be canceled.
All active participants must be in good health and have good mobility. If you have any restrictions or concerns, please let the burn boss know during orientation.
You must stay until the burn boss releases you. A prescribed burn lasts 4 hours or more -- you must stay through the mop-up.
While the mop-up is boring, it is one of the most crucial phases of prescribed burning. The main objective is to prevent the fire from igniting outside the firebreak. A fire can restart anywhere from a few hours after the burn to a day or two later. An escaped fire damages the reputation of TPE and the prescribed burn program.
Additional Items to Bring
What to Expect the Day of the Burn
Group meeting -- the burn boss will introduce themselves and
Walk of the burn unit perimeter -- the burn boss will lead the walk to
Regroup the crew to