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

Donovan Pietruszewski
DNR Fish and Wildlife
Wildlife Projects Coordinator
246 125th Ave NE
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-219-8586
[email protected]

Cindy Lueth, Chair
DNR Parks and Trails
Region 1 Resource Specialist
3296 State Park Rd. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-308-2655
[email protected]

Mike Lichter
DNR Forestry
Forestry Area Supervisor
607 1st St. West
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-3309
[email protected]

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

Travis Verdegan
MN Interagency Fire Center
NR Forestry Program Coord.
402 SE 11th St.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-322-2682
[email protected]

Jim Wilson
DNR Fish and Wildlife
Roving Crew Supv.
15325 Babcock Ave East
Rosemount, MN 55068
763-226-0153
[email protected]

Molly Tranel Nelson
DNR Parks and Trails
Regional Resource Specialist
21371 St. Hwy. 15
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-1226
[email protected]

Nathan Johnson
MnDOT
Trans Program Specialist
2505 Transportation Rd.
Willmar, MN 56201
612-723-4288
[email protected]

Brad Bolduan
DNR EcoWaters
SNA Prairie Specialist
175 County Road 26
Windom, MN 56101
507-832-6041
[email protected]