Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
[from the Forest
Service web site:] Little is known of how wildland or prescribed fire affects
mercury cycling processes, and thus there is a significant data gap in land management
decisions regarding use of prescribed fires in fuels management and in response
to wildfires. In this study we address that data gap by assessing mercury cycling
processes in both pre- and post-burned watersheds in the Boundary Waters Canoe
Area located in the Superior National Forest in northeast Minnesota.