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District 18

Alder Rebecca Kemble

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Alder Rebecca Kemble

Contact Information

Home Address:

4217 School Rd
Madison , WI 53704

Council Office

Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Alder Kemble’s Blog

Cherokee Marsh controlled burns this fall

November 7, 2016 12:24 PM

Parks regularly conducts prescribed burns on conservation parks to restore and maintain prairie and savanna habitat.  Our conservation staff is trained and experienced in proper techniques for igniting and controlling the fire, and managing impacts related to smoke. They have the proper equipment and they develop a burn plan for each management unit, which details our protocol and required weather conditions.  They have also secured a permit from the Fire Department.

Below are two maps of the areas they hope to burn at the North and South units of Cherokee Marsh this fall, as weather allows.  They need a series of 3 or 4 days without rain, moderately warm temperatures, and relative humidity around 30-40%.  This usually occurs in mid-November, but of course, could happen any time until it snows.  If they cannot conduct these burns this fall, we would attempt them next spring instead.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact: 

Paul Quinlan 

Conservation Resource Supervisor

Madison Parks

1402 Wingra Creek Parkway

Madison, WI  53715

Office: 608-267-4918

Cherokee South


Cherokee North


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