Help is on the way for elk and other wildlife in north-central Montana. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided grant funding for several prescribed burning projects in the Lincoln Ranger District on the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.
The burns will take place in the Ogden Mountain and Poorman Creek areas when weather conditions are favorable. The goal is to introduce fire into a historically fire-dominated ecosystem in order to rejuvenate native grasses and other vegetation beneficial to wildlife.
The two projects will enhance more than 1,000 acres of habitat.
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(Photo source: U.S. Forest Service)