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Articles with the Tag: Fire

UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation UM researchers receive NASA grant to create tools for reforestation

News from University of Montana MISSOULA – As forest managers increasingly see less natural regeneration of low-elevation tree species and increased mortality in planted seedlings, reforestation needs are outpacing the ability of managers to respond. Three University of Montana researchers rece...

Firewood gathering available by permit at state parks

News from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks MONTANA – With the arrival of winter weather, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is reminding residents that firewood gathering for personal, non-commercial use is allowed at certain state parks in Region 1, including the Thompson Chain of Lakes bet...

Family shares story about local smokejumper Family shares story about local smokejumper

When anyone told Margarita Kay Phillips (1956-2018) she couldn’t do something, she would work twice as hard to prove them wrong. With that mindset, she achieved a number of amazing accomplishments in her lifetime, but she wasn’t one to brag.  In fact, she didn’t like being the cente...

Debris burning opens with restrictions

News from the CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD INDIAN RESERVATION – The Division of Fire would like to let the public know that open debris burning starts on the Flathead Reservation Oct. 1.  You do not need a burn permit from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.  The current fire danger on the Flathead Res...

Briefs for Sept. 26, 2018

Fire danger high on the Flathead Indian Reservation Flathead Indian Reservation — Debris burning is closed until Oct. 1.  The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes’ Division of Fire officials have determined to keep fire danger signs within the Flathead Indian Reservation pointed t...

Be aware as bears activley seek food sources before winter denning season

News from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks With archery and upland game bird seasons opening Sept. 1, hunters are reminded to “Be Bear Aware.” Montana is bear country. Anyone living, working, or recreating in bear country should maintain awareness and follow safety precautions to avoid ...

HOT ISSUE HOT ISSUE

MONTANA – With fire season comes conjecture about the causes of the fires and patterns in fire activity. Is fire season getting more intense and longer? Why is fire season so different from year to year? Local experts, politicians, and scientists share their understandings of wildfire and the ways that...

New fire burns near Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS – The 1,374-acre Rattlesnake Fire was 55 percent contained as of Monday, Sept. 3. The fire is located ten miles northeast of Hot Springs, on the Flathead Indian Reservation. The human-caused fire was reported on Thursday, August 30, and is currently under investigation. The fire was burn...

Summer fires affect local, statewide air quality

LAKE COUNTY – Smoke and wildfires are a routine part of Lake County summers. Though the memory of dense smoke in the region may be fading, thick wildfire smoke obscured views and filled the Mission Valley with a scent reminiscent of campfire several weeks ago.  Kristen Martin of the Montana Dep...

Fire Danger remains extreme on Flathead Reservation

RONAN — The Division of Fire officials want to update the public on the Flathead Indian Reservation, that Stage II Fire Restrictions remain necessary. Even though many areas received wetting rains on Monday, associated with the passage of a cold front, the amount and duration of the rain was not enough...


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