Statewide Prescribed Burn Committee

The DNR Statewide Prescribed Burn Committee provides the leadership and support necessary to foster a safe, effective prescribed burning program for the Department. The Committee provides services to the: Forest Resource Improvement Team (FRIT) Prescribed Burn Subgroup, Regional Prescribed Burn Task Forces, Division Burn Committees (Parks, Wildlife), Minnesota Interagency Fire Center, MNICS Agencies.

Committee charter

Committee Members

Donovan Pietruszewski
DNR Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Projects Coordinator
246 125th Ave NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
[email protected]

Cindy Lueth
DNR Parks and Trails
Region 1 Resource Specialist
3296 State Park Rd. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
[email protected]

Mike Lichter
DNR Forestry
Forestry Area Supervisor
607 1st St. West
Park Rapids, MN 56470
[email protected]

Joshua Koelsch
DNR Fish and Wildlife
NR Specialist Sr. Wildlife
85894 County Hwy 61
Willow River, MN 55795
[email protected]

Travis Verdegan
MN Interagency Fire Center
NR Forestry Program Coord.
402 SE 11th St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
[email protected]

Jim Wilson, Chair
DNR Forestry
Regional Specialist Fire
1200 Warner Road
St. Paul, MN 55016
[email protected]

Molly Tranel Nelson
DNR Parks and Trails
Regional Resource Specialist
21371 St. Hwy. 15
New Ulm, MN 56073
[email protected]

Nathan Johnson
Trans Program Specialist
2505 Transportation Rd.
Willmar, MN 56201
[email protected]

Brad Bolduan
DNR EcoWaters
SNA Prairie Specialist
175 County Road 26
Windom, MN 56101
[email protected]


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