Check out our Fall 2013 Newsletter.
WINTER PROJECT IDEAS
Here are a number of winter project suggestions that rural and urban homeowners can implement to make their homes and structures more defensible from wildfires.
Some of these projects can be fun, some are mostly common sense, some are suitable for younger family members to help with, and some take only an hour or so. All of these suggestions are practical ideas that can lessen the impacts if/when a wildfire rushes your home. Click here to read more »
This editorial was written in support of FireSafe Montana’s Enough is Enough Campaign.
FireSafe Montana’s Enough is Enough campaign is an effort to provoke discussion around the issues surrounding wildland fire and the urban interface. Comments and suggestions can be made below each article.
Facing the Flames by Stephen Pyne
Three strategies for wildland fire presently compete in the American West. One is regressive, one proactive, and one reactive. All are in play, and the odds favoring each are roughly equal. Click here to read more »
In the Missoulian 11.18.2013:
As winter’s snowflakes start falling on the scorched hillsides above Lolo Creek, researchers around the nation are pondering how they might prevent the kinds of disaster that burned five homes there last August. See more of the article click here. Click here to read more »
WASHINGTON — For every dollar the government spends preventing wildfire damage, it could save cash-strapped agencies like the Forest Service another $5 on fighting increasingly large fires, a Senate committee was told Tuesday.
Witnesses at the Senate Agriculture subcommittee hearing said the government needs to invest more in proactive fire management like forest-thinning projects, which would reduce the number of large wildfires and the cost of fighting them. For the rest of the article go to : http://bit.ly/16WYlQ7