Abundant snowfall could delay risk for wildfires near BWCA and North Shore in 2022

January 31, 2022

During a recent visit to the site of the Greenwood Fire near Isabella, WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs asked Lane Johnson, a research forester with the University of Minnesota Cloquet Forestry Center, what the snowpack this winter could mean when it comes to a fire season this spring, summer and fall. In short: It’s good news. More snowpack essentially means more runoff and water on the ground and various watersheds in the spring. This in contrast to the mild winter of 2020-21 and the drought conditions across northeastern Minnesota last summer. Listen to the WTIP radio segment.