New website for wildfire and drought information

By | July 18, 2012

The Montana State University Extension has posted a new Web site with wildfire and drought information for both homeowners and large-acreage landowners at www.msuextension.org/wildfire.

The site includes a live Twitter feed (#MTfire), with up-to-date information on fire activity around the state from Montana Disaster and Emergency Services and news outlets, and useful articles on both short- and long-term preparations for dealing with wildfire, including firescaping and evacuating your pets, livestock and home.

Most publications on the site can be downloaded (www.msuextension.org/store) or ordered from MSU Extension publications by calling them at 406-994-3273.

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