ND Game and Fish bans all open burning in Oahe Wildlife Management Area

BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has banned open burning this spring on property managed south of Bismarck and Mandan to reduce the possibility for wildfires along the Missouri River.

All open burning, including campfires, is banned until further notice on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area along both sides of the Missouri River. Portable propane grills are allowed, but the department urges you to use extreme caution in heavily vegetated area.

In addition to Oahe WMA, surrounding areas included in the open burn ban include General Sibley Park, East Sibley Park, Kimball Bottoms and MacLean Bottoms managed by the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District; Kimball Bottoms Off Highway Vehicle Area managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Little Heart Bottoms and Graner Park managed by Morton County Parks.