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Source: Treesource by Paul Barnum/Oregon Forest Resources Institute I don’t know about you, but the August incursion of smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia gave me a sore throat and a headache. I felt bad for children, the elderly and people with breathing issues. Now come new studies saying things will probably get worse. Researchers at […]

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Source: Healthy Forests.org Note: This column by Ed Regan originally appeared in the Independent-Record. Recent wildfires on the Lewis and Clark National Forests are illustrating the consequences of the “Cottonwood” case that is halting forest health projects throughout Montana. Once again the case comes at the expense of our forests, wildlife and.communities. Both the Park Creek […]

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Source: Montana Public Radio Environmental conservation groups are suing to block a plan to log, thin, and prescription-burn about 2,900 acres in the Flathead National Forest. The groups say it violates federal.laws. The Beaver Creek Project borders Lindbergh Lake and the Mission Mountain Wilderness. Rich Kehr, the Flathead Forest’s Swan Lake District Ranger, says the biggest […]

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My heart is broken for Montana. I am currently evacuated from my home town of Seeley Lake. Even without the threat of fire burning my home, I wake up daily to smoke so thick it chokes. Hazardous levels for health start at 150 ppm. We have daily awoken to numbers never before charted. 850, 950,1100. […]

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Source: Missoulian by KIM BRIGGEMAN [email protected] Rice Ridge Fire Balloons to Over 100,000 Acres and is Growing OVANDO — North into the Bob Marshall Wilderness, south toward Kozy Korner, but mostly east, the Rice Ridge fire is out of control. The fire that started six weeks ago six miles north of Seeley Lake is now a […]

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Source: Steve Daines, U.S. Senator Daines to Radical Environmentalists: Stop Blocking Forest Management Projects U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today released the following statement on the Friends of the Wild Swan (FOWS), Swan View Coalition (SVC), Alliance for the Wild Rockies (A WR) and Native Ecosystems Council (NEC) 60-Day Notice of Intent to Sue under the […]

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Source: Missoulian by Rob Chaney FLORENCE — Two federal cabinet secretaries joined two-thirds of Montana’s congressional delegation at the Lolo Peak fire base to decry the effect of lawsuits on firefighting. “We can’t do anything about the weather, but we can do things about forest management that make sense so we can diminish forest fires in […]

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Source: KPAX by MTN News HAMILTON – New evacuation warnings have been issued for residents in Ravalli County living near the Meyers Fire. Ravalli County Sheriff Steve Holton says the evacuation warning is for residents from Forest Service Road 5778 (Teepee Creek) to Forest Service Road 724 (Little East Fork) in the  East Fork area. […]

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Source: Wood Business By Maria Church I had a conversation with a close friend recently that naturally turned to our jobs. I told her I’m proud to work with an innovative industry that’s helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Her eyebrow shot up.That reaction is not surprising, I told her. It’s counterintuitive for the public to see […]

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Source: The Forest Blog by Russ Vaagen Hot Weather Equals Summer Smoke August 2017 has covered much of the West with a blanket of smoke.  Although the media has been portraying this as coming from the BC fires, there are fires throughout the region and there are bound to be more.  This is unfortunate for […]

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Source: The Forest Blog by Russ Vaagen Growing up in the Inland Northwest in the 80’s and 90’s summers were great.  We knew fire was always possible, but it wasn’t a clear and present danger like it is now.  The last few years the summers as we knew them only last for about a month.  […]

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Source: Missoulian  RICK ROWAN [email protected] EVE BYRON [email protected] Lolo Peak firefighters are “trying to take control of the beast out there” but warned Thursday night that they expect more extreme fire activity on Friday. The Lolo Peak fire exploded to 15,090 acres Thursday, after making a four-mile run in the Mormon Creek area overnight. And […]

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Source: Treesource by Karl Puckett The harder we struggle against wildfires, the deeper we sink, like we’re in quicksand, says Mark Finney, research forester for the U.S Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station. “It’s called the fire paradox,” says Finney, a fire behavior expert based at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab in Montana. “The more you fight […]

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Source: Capital Press Mateusz Perkowski – Capital Press The U.S. Forest Service did not violate federal environmental law by creating a 20-mile-long firebreak to stop a Washington state wildfire, a judge has ruled. In 2015, a lightning strike in Washington’s Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest ignited the Wolverine Fire, which eventually grew to nearly 100 square miles. Due to […]

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Source: The Missoulian By TOM BAUER, Missoulian The nation’s worst wildfires are burning in Montana. Thousands of acres have been scorched, and thousands more will be lost before the last flame is doused this season. Already more than a dozen homes have been destroyed, and the running total of property damage is climbing. The smoke is […]

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