Statewide Prescribed Burn Committee

The DNR Statewide Prescribed Burn Committee provides leadership and support necessary to foster a safe effective prescribed burning program for the Department. The Committee provide 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 PDF

Committee Members

Chris Weir-Koetter, Chair
DNR Parks and Trails
Statewide Strategic Resource Program Manager
2115 Birchmont Beach Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
218.308.2679
[email protected]

Donovan Pietruszewski, Vice Chair
DNR Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Projects Coordinator
246 125th Ave NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-0946 ext. 224
[email protected]

Paul Dubuque
DNR Forestry
NR Forestry Program Consultant
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-259-5294
[email protected]

Russell Reisz
DNR Fish and Wildlife
Aitkin Area Wildlife Manager
1200 Minnesota Ave. S
Aitkin MN 56431
218-429-3053
[email protected]

William J. Glesener
NR Forestry Program Coordinator
MN Interagency Fire Center
402 S.E. 11th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-322-2709
[email protected]

Tod Tonsager
DNR Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Specialist
16543 Haven Rd
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-616-2450 x223
[email protected]

Molly Tranel
DNR Parks and Trails
Regional Resource Specialist
261 Hwy 15 S.
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-359-6065
[email protected]

Mark Cleveland
DNR EcoWaters
SNA Statewide Management Coordinator
Box 25
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN   55155
651-259-5094
[email protected]