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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’s bound to be more.  This is unfortunate for everyone […]

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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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Source: KPAX.com MISSOULA – Wildfire smoke is continuing to impact the air quality across Western Montana. While most of Missoula County had generally Moderate air quality Tuesday morning, thicker smoke is trapped in the Arlee, Lolo and Seeley Lake valleys. Seeley Lake continues to see the most significant smoke impacts where the air quality was […]

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Source: Missoulian MISSOULA — Evacuation orders are in place for some northwestern Montana residents after a lightning storm sparked fires southeast of Eureka in the Kootenai National Forest. Lincoln County officials say the evacuations were ordered at about 2 a.m. Tuesday for some residents that live on the following roads: Sherman Creek, Griffith Creek, Therriault […]

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Source: Treesource by Matt Blois The helicopter circled over a small fire in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, near the border between Idaho and Montana. It was the summer of 2013 and Dave Campbell, the U.S. Forest Service district ranger responsible for the wilderness, peered down, trying to decide how far the fire would spread. […]

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Source: Treesource In the summer of 1968, the U.S. Forest Service sent wildlife biologist George Gruell into the forests of northwestern Wyoming with a camera, a tripod and an old photograph. His assignment: Find the exact spot where the photo was taken — and take it again. Gruell had some old field notes and the […]

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Source: Treesource by Shirley Atkins GOLD CREEK, Montana – Juxtaposition. Primm Meadow would be spectacular all on its own, as a park-like cathedral encompassing 112 acres of majestic ponderosa pines. But its location amidst what might otherwise be considered a “forest apocalypse” makes it all the more amazing. Let me back up. As we left Highway […]

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Source: Treesource By David Atkins Protecting Homes from Wildfires One hundred million Americans live in or near fire-prone forests and grasslands. Every summer, some of those forests erupt in flames that quickly ignite homes, some leaping ahead miles in a few minutes. The CBS news magazine “60 Minutes” recently devoted an episode to the nation’s wildfire […]

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Source: Treesource by David Atkins Forests and fire, two words often linked together. Are they good or bad? Or is fire like wind or rain or floods, and context and perspective are what really matter? I have heard people argue about whether Smokey Bear is a great communication tool for educating people about the dangers of wildfire […]

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