Elk NetworkPrescribed Burn Enhances Northwest Montana Wildlife Habitat

General | May 9, 2024

Below is a Facebook post from the Flathead National Forest.

Thank you to our firefighters and fire & fuels managers for another round of successful prescribed burning conducted across the forest last week.

These photos are from the 220-acre Burnt Grouse 2.0 unit, approximately seven miles southwest of Olney near Good Creek.

Within this particular area, the Flathead Hotshot Crew assisted engines and firefighters in reducing fuel loading in the wildland urban interface by completing 170 acres of treatment.

This work enhances winter range for big game by increasing the amount of forage available. A special shoutout to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as this was work was partially funded in partnership through their organization!

Our employees will continue to conduct prescribed burns across the forest as conditions allow to reduce wildfire hazards, promote revegetation efforts, and increase the diversity of vegetation conditions. Please contact your local office if you have specific questions.

(Photo credit: Flathead National Forest)