Collaborative Group Seeks Consensus After Montana’s Summer Of Smoke

By | November 6, 2017

The Southwestern Crown Collaborative visits a burn site from the Rice Ridge Fire near Seeley Lake. BRITTANY GREESON, CROSSING THE DIVIDE

Montana Public Radio has an article that begins… Wildfires burned more than a million acres across Montana this year, making it one of the most expensive fire seasons since 1999. While the smoke has cleared, the debate over wildfires and forest management is ongoing. Some Montana lawmakers are blaming what they call “environmental extremists” who’ve managed to stop some logging. But ecologists say it’s more complicated than that. In an effort to learn how to live with wildfires, the Southwestern Crown Collaborative is one group trying to find common ground. Read the full article here.

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