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Can We Prepare and Live with Wildland Fire- Thomas Zimmerman

Can We Prepare and Live with Wildland Fire?

Wildland fire management has been an indispensable element of natural resource management.  But, in today’s changing environment, it has become firmly intertwined in the mix of social, ecological, and management requirements and needs.  Click here to read more »

Firewise Landscaping, planning NOW for the 2014 fire season

Firewise Landscaping, planning NOW for the 2014 fire season

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While most homeowners are aware of planning for fire prevention when building or purchasing a home, there is another important aspect that should be considered.  This is the outside landscaping. Click here to read more »

The Possible Adoption of the WUI Code: What does that actually mean for Montana?

“Montana fire organizations and agencies are dedicated to the vital role of public education and awareness programs to address the escalating wildland fire situation. Becoming informed on what the adoption of a WUI code could have on WUI fire mitigation is critical and strategically complements the existing WUI fire prevention programs. It is never too early to start addressing solutions to a situation that only continues to put human lives at risk and comes with a hefty price tag.”  (Bruce Suenram, MT DNRC) Click here to read more »

Enough is Enough: Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Protects Forest Values

Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Protects Forest Values

By: TriCounty FireSafe Working Group technical advisor Gary Ellingson, Forester.  Click here for downloadable document.

 

Wildfire mitigation projects are designed and implemented with the intent to reduce the potential intensity and burn severity of a wildfire.  Note that the term “fireproof” is not used.  The objective of wildfire mitigation in the forest is not to “fireproof” the forest.  Reducing fire intensity near homes and designated roadside evacuation routes during a wildfire gives firefighters a better chance at putting the fire out in a prompt and safe manner. It also provides citizens and firefighters with safe escape routes.  These are critical issues in locations where lives and property may be at risk.   Click here to read more »

How wildfires are changing in Colorado and the American West

THE FIRE LINE: WILDFIRE IN COLORADO : Waldo Canyon, Black Forest and how wildfires are changing in Colorado and the American West

Watch the special Denver Post documentary, “The Fire Line: Wildfire in Colorado.”

Four times in four years, wind-fanned flames raced through Colorado neighborhoods in and at the edge of dying forests, killing people and breaking records for destruction. And because more than 100,000 people in the last decade have moved into “red-zone” areas primed for conflagration by a century of fire suppression, no one is sure that the devastating fires of 2012 and 2013 will not be repeated.

Read more: Waldo Canyon, Black Forest and how wildfires are changing in Colorado and the American West – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/fireline/ci_24638312/watch-denver-post-documentary-fire-line#ixzz2r9NMip4I
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