While this weekend’s forecasted precipitation will hopefully help slow down fire activity across the state, fire season is not over! In the parlance of firefighters, this will be a season-slowing event. For a season-ending event, we need at least 2 inches of sustained rain. High pressure is supposed to rebound and drier conditions are expected by the end of next week.
As wildfires ravage the West Coast of the United States, we mourn the loss of life and property. It is probably difficult to imagine a situation like this happening in Montana, but based on reports from foresters, Montana still has potential for bigger fires like the Bridger Foothills. Be prepared, and use our evacuation guide to plan for this possibility.
Capital 360 is committed to working together, across all lands to implement forest management and wildfire risk reduction projects across the greater Helena area. Through a shared stewardship and collaborative cross-boundary approach, Capital 360 strives to create resilient communities and landscapes. Implementing the Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy’s three priorities of restoring and maintaining resilient landscapes, creating fire adapted communities, and improving effective wildfire response is our approach to success.
The Bitter Root RC&D is responsible for fuel mitigation grant funding programs within Ravalli, Missoula (except the Blackfoot drainage) and Mineral Counties. The main goal of these grant programs is to reduce fire risk on private land.
June was highlighted with our "Are We Next" presentations at the Myrna Loy on the 25th and Helena Middle School on the 26th .
June 26, 7:00pm - Myrna Loy*
June 27, 7:00pm - HMS*
*Bring a good donation for Helena Food Share
Santa Rosa Fire Chief Tony Gossner shares show the 2017 Firestorm affected his community so we can be better prepared.
Fire Scientist Mark Finney shares wildfire history and how it impacts our community today.
If you’re looking for ways to prevent your home from igniting in the event of a wildfire, you might be able to find one by looking at the door.
We wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend! While you’re enjoying all Montana has to offer, please remember to follow all fire restrictions in your area.
In advance of future wildfires, Baginski and his neighbors have also created low-flammability buffer zones around houses, increased fuel mitigation work, and gained Firewise certification for their neighborhood.