Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Jordan Koppen and Beau Maciag
Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 

Are You Ready for Fire Season?


DNRC Fire Crew Member

Jocko Lakes Fire, Seeley Lake, August 2007.

Open burning is officially underway for the 2017 spring season. It's important for you to know the local burning seasons and what you can burn.

With the exception of small cooking or recreational fires, every fire ignited in Missoula County, including those on public lands, require a Burn Permit. If you want to burn yard waste (leaves, grass, branches) or manage vegetation (agriculture or forested property), you can burn outdoors in the spring with a General Outdoor Burn Permit available March 1 – Aug. 31.

To prevent your burn from spreading fire to surrounding vegetation and structures...

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