Firewise Community and Wildfire Prevention Contacts

Firewise Specialists

Firewise Specialists work with communities to understand and reduce wildfire risk through fuel mitigation and planning.

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Vacant – Northwest Region
607 First Street W
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Laura MurphyNortheast Region
305 E. Business Park Dr.
Cloquet, MN 55720

Mike PalmerCentral Region
800 Oak Savanna Lane
Cambridge, MN 55008

map of Minnesota showing the northwest, northeast and central regions

Burning Permit Coordinator

The Burning Permit Coordinator maintains the electronic burning permit system and provides public and partners support for burning permit-related issues.

Linda Gormanson
16543 Haven Rd
Little Falls, MN 56345

Wildfire Prevention Specialist

The Wildfire Prevention Specialist supports outreach and communication efforts to reduce wildfires and coordinates the DNR Wildfire Prevention presence at the Minnesota State Fair.

Karen Harrison
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN 55155

Firewise and Wildfire Prevention Supervisor

The Supervisor leads the team of Firewise and Wildfire Prevention Specialists and provides oversight for open burn permitting and Firewise grant management.

Alex Gehrig
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN 55155

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