Montana Public Radio has an article that begins… Even as floodwaters submerge swaths of western Montana, fire scientists and land managers are thinking a season ahead to when fires will bloom on the landscape. They’re trying to educate the public about a paradoxical concept: Putting fire back on the landscape to avoid smokey summers like… Read More »
NFLA Fire Mitigation Committee co-chair Allen Chrisman has put together a fire season outlook for the early summer. Read all about it on the NFLA website.
The Flathead Beacon has an article about the upcoming prescribed burns that begins… Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service are preparing to conduct a number of prescribed burns on the Flathead National Forest this spring. The controlled fires will be started when weather, fuel conditions and air quality is favorable and could result in visible… Read More »
Montana Public Radio reports that the U.S. Forest Service has scaled back the number of firefighting aircraft that might be available this summer. Edward O’Brien explores on what that might mean for Montana. Read the full story here.
The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct spring prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality become favorable. Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead Valley depending on the location of the burn units and weather conditions. Each project follows a Prescribed Fire Burn Plan. The prescribed fire projects… Read More »
Montana Public Radio reports that State lawmakers are considering expanding Montana’s fire protection fee to all landowners in the state. Currently, landowners in the wildland urban interface, mostly in the western part of the state, pay an annual fee that funds fire prevention activities, like firefighter training, equipment purchases and maintenance, and fire detection and prevention.… Read More »
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 »
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.
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