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

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]