Tag Archives: fire

Forest reform package would fund wildfires like other natural disasters, Montana delegation says

By | March 23, 2018

The Missoulian reports that Montana’s congressional delegation says reforms to forest management, including an end to “fire borrowing,” will be included in must-pass legislation this week. On a media call Wednesday, Republicans Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Greg Gianforte detailed a forest reform package as part of an omnibus bill, which includes funding wildfires similarly… Read More »

Warmer Temperatures, Less Precipitation Expected In Montana This Summer

By | March 21, 2018

Montana Public Radio reports that National Weather Service projections show a hot, dry summer for Montana this year. Megan Syner, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service says through this spring Montana will continue to see below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. But that could change mid-summer. Read the full story here.

Are you ready for wildfire season?

By | March 7, 2018

Come to this seminar presented by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and learn how you can prepare in advance and protect your home and property from wildfire. You will received detailed guidance on fire-resistant construction considerations, defensible or survivable space standards around the home as well as fire-resistant landscaping, forest health, “Ready,Set,Go!”… Read More »

Montana senators want to end ‘fire borrowing’ to ensure enough money is available to fight fires

By | March 5, 2018

The Missoulian reports that the 2017 wildfire season was the most expensive ever, and many members of Congress want to ensure money is always accessible for the U.S. Forest Service to fight blazes. Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Steve Daines hopes to change the Forest Service funding mechanism of “fire borrowing.” The senator wants to package… Read More »

Wildfire in Western Montana Lecture Series – REMINDER

By | February 19, 2018

FireSafe Flathead and Flathead Valley Community College are hosting a 4-part Community Lecture Series on Wildfire in Western Montana. This first evening we will learn about the history of fire in our area. Where: FVCC Arts and Technology Building, AT139 When: Thursday, February 22 from 6 – 8pm Contact: FireSafe Flathead at firesafeflathead@gmail.com or Ali… Read More »

FEMA denies Montana’s request for $44M in disaster aid after historic fire season

By | January 12, 2018

The Missoulian reports that the federal government has denied Montana’s disaster relief request for $44 million in the aftermath of the 2017 fire season that burned more than 1,500 square miles. Montana Public Radio reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Gov. Steve Bullock’s request for additional aid in late December. Read the full story… Read More »