Elk NetworkCollaborative Burn Benefits Western Montana Wildlife, Forest Health

General | May 9, 2024

Below is a Facebook post from the Lolo National Forest.

A big thank you to all our partners (listed below) who helped and supported the Lolo National Forest accomplish over 600 acres of prescribed fire operations this week!

  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Montana DNRC
  • Missoula Rural Fire District
  • Frenchtown Rural Fire District
  • Missoula Smokejumpers, Lolo Hotshots, and Missoula Helitack

Without our partners, we would not be able to be as effective in using prescribed fire as a management tool to remove hazardous fuels, create a fire-adapted ecosystem and restore wildlife habitat, mimicking the natural role of fire on the landscape.

Ignitions are not planned for the next couple of days due to forecasted weather. We will post again if conditions become favorable for new ignitions. Remember to go to https://inciweb.wildfire.gov for the most up to date fire information.

(Photo credit: Lolo National Forest)