Tag Archives: fire

Training on How to Protect Your Home: Fire Mitigation Done Professionally – Mark Your Calendar for July 12

By | June 27, 2018

Come join neighbors and friends at Sondreson Hall on Thursday, July 12th at 9:30AM to learn how to protect your North Fork home. Watch fascinating videos and power point presentation by Stoltz Lumber’s Mark Boardman on thinning the forest around a home, and making open spaces for wildlife. Then travel to the Ulrichsen property, and see… Read More »

Montana Fire Season Forecast to be Big, Despite Snowy Winter

By | June 15, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that a soggy Montana may still be recovering from spring flooding after one of the snowiest winters on record, but state officials are preparing for what is forecast to be an above-average wildfire season starting next month. Department of Natural Resources and Conservation officials and the Montana National Guard scheduled a briefing Thursday… Read More »

Shouting ‘Fire!’ in the Burning West

By | June 14, 2018

Sarah Vowell has an opinion piece in the New York Times that begins… Here in the Mountain West, there are no longer four seasons, only two: winter and wildfire. (Unless you’re a tourist, in which case: ski season and fly fishing.) Read the full article here.

‘Field Notes:’ The Fruits Of Fire

By | June 11, 2018

Montana Public Radio has a report that begins… Have you ever walked around in a recently burned forest? One of those areas where perhaps last summer you saw flames leaping out or smoke billowing? If not, I urge you to go out and take a look at this unique environment. I had never spent any time… Read More »

June 2018 National Wildland Fire Outlook

By | June 7, 2018

Here is a note from Allen Chrisman, NFLA’s co-chair for the Fire Mitigation Committee… Here is the link to the June National Wildland Fire Outlook: https://www.nifc.gov/nicc/predictive/outlooks/monthly_seasonal_outlook.pdf There is essentially no change from the May Outlook for Northwest Montana.  I do see some indication that we might not have an extended season into October which would be… Read More »

To Avoid Smokey Summers, Put More Fire On The Landscape, Scientists Say

By | May 15, 2018

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 »