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Ecological Succession

Guest opinion: As fire season approaches, let’s create ‘charter forests’

With the number and severity of wildfires increasing dramatically, it’s time to rethink management policies for our national forest system.

April 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest opinion: Wildfire damage control should start around towns

Guest opinion: Wildfire damage control should start around towns

As large fires have spread across the West in recent decades, we hear increasing demands to reduce fuels, typically through logging. But logging won’t reduce the large fires we are experiencing because fuels do not drive large fires.

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Experts wonder if forest fires will only increase in number, severity

Experts wonder if forest fires will only increase in number, severity

ARAPAHO FIRE, Wyo. – Little remains from the fire that melted siding, cracked windows and exploded rocks. Bonnie Parker’s house barely survived, along with an old outhouse.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Firefighters redouble efforts after weekend growth

HELENA - Firefighters dug in around the perimeter of a blaze that made a 1,000-acre run east of Missoula over the weekend, hoping to cut off its fuel before renewed winds forecast for Tuesday caused it to spread farther.

August 29, 2011 7:02 pmLoading…

Fire continues to burn east of Gardiner

Crews spent Tuesday keeping an eye on the 168-acre Bull Fire burning east of Gardiner.

August 02, 2011 9:18 pmLoading…

Crews battling 8-square-mile wildfire in Wyoming

NEWCASTLE — Cooler weather and higher humidity are helping firefighters battle a wildfire that has burned more than 8 square miles near the South Dakota line in northeast Wyoming.

July 20, 2011 8:19 amLoading…

Davis fire review released; forest places no blame

No single event caused a prescribed fire by the Helena National Forest to turn into the $3 million, 2,000-acre wildfire known as the Davis fire last August, and no one will be reprimanded, according to Kevin Riordan, the forest supervisor.

November 22, 2010 10:56 pmLoading…

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