Elk NetworkMontana Wildlife Habitat Enhanced Thanks to RMEF, Partners

General | July 1, 2024

Below is a Facebook post from the Lolo National Forest.

Fire and fuels specialists on the Lolo National Forest are wrapping up prescribed fire operations for the 2024 spring season after treating approximately 1,750 acres across the forest. Prescribed fire is an essential tool for mitigating wildfire risk and promoting resilient fire-adapted landscapes across the Northern Region.

This work could not have been accomplished without the assistance and support from our partners including Montana DNRC, Bureau of Land Management – Montana/Dakotas, Missoula Rural Firefighters, Frenchtown Rural Fire District, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and air quality specialists from the Missoula County Health Department.

Forest Service fire and fuel experts from across the Northern Region and a Type 3 helicopter equipped with firing devices and a helitorch were also critical to a successful prescribed fire season.

As part of the agency’s nationwide Wildfire Crisis Strategy, the Lolo National Forest will continue to work with Tribes, partners, and communities to expand our efforts in reducing hazardous fuels, protecting communities, and improving resilience through fuel treatments including prescribed fire.

For more information on the Lolo National Forest prescribed fire and fuels management program visit the Lolo National Forest Fire Management webpage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lolo/fire.

(Photo credit: Lolo National Forest)