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Debris burning closed until Oct. 1

News from CSKT Division of Fire The Division of Fire would like to let the public know that debris burning is illegal during the fire season months of July, August, and September on the Flathead Indian Reservation.  Open debris burning starts Oct. 1. The current fire danger on the Flathead Reservat...

Prescribed fires on tribal lands planned this fall

News from CSKT Division of Fire RONAN — The Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire Fuels Program will be conducting prescribed fires on the Flathead Indian Reservation.   Underburning is a type of prescribed fire treatment that reduces surface and ladder fuels under the...

Big Knife Fire update Big Knife Fire update

News and graphic from Northern Rockies Incident Management Team ARLEE — As of Aug. 20: On the north edge of the fire along S. Canal Road, the fire is backing down toward the canal. The areas with the most intense heat on the fire are located on the northeast side of Gold Creek drainage with some s...

Flathead Reservation fire updates as of Aug. 14

News from CSKT Division of Fire Location: Big Knife - 5 miles east of Arlee, MT | Niarada - 12 miles west of Elmo, MT | Mill Pocket: 3 miles West of Hwy. 28 Start Date: Big Knife - 7/24/2023 | Niarada - 7/30/2023 | Mill Pocket – 7/30/2023  Cause: Lightning Structures Lost: 4 Big Knife-4,952 a...

Bison Range’s Red Sleep Drive to close at 1 p.m

News from CSKT Natural Resources Department BISON RANGE — With fire season in full force and Stage 2 fire restriction in place, the CSKT Bison Range has decided to take extra precautions due to the extremely dry conditions and will begin closing the two-hour Red Sleep drive at 1 p.m. This precauti...

Stage 2 fire restrictions in effect

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Hot, dry conditions and lack of precipitation forecasted prompted wildland fire officials with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Division of Fire to raise the fire danger within the Flathead Indian Reservation to extreme.  Extre...

Wildfire Awareness Month begins

News from CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Wildfires can occur at any time of the year, the majority of wildfires in Montana occur between May and September of each year.  May is an ideal time to promote wildfire awareness in Montana so that residents and visitors can begin to ...

Fire trainings to take place

News from the Lake County Fire Mitigation Coordinator LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Fire Association, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Division of Fire, and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will be conducting a joint fire training exercise on May 20 in the Rocky Poin...

Tribal representatives meet with Zinke, discuss Farm Bill Tribal representatives meet with Zinke, discuss Farm Bill

PABLO — Several Tribal representatives gathered at the CSKT Complex to meet with Congressman Ryan Zinke on April 12 to discuss their concerns and hopes for the bipartisan farm bill currently being drafted.  Attendees included representatives from Blackfeet, Little Shell, and Ft. Belknap Tribes,...

Spring debris burning opens

News from the CSKT Division of Fire FLATHEAD RESERVATION — Spring debris burning season opened on March 1. Burning is a great way to clear dead vegetation and clean up. Before you light your piles or grass this spring, take the necessary precautions to ensure your burn does not become the next wil...


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