Seeley Swan Pathfinder -


By John Ingebretson
Swan Valley Connections 

Restoration of Fire-adapted Ecosystems - "The Era of Mega-Fires"


Swan Valley Connections

Lodgepole thinning on private land in the Swan Valley.

In the past decade, we have made significant progress in making the Seeley/Swan more resilient to the effects of wildfire. This has been accomplished by conducting fuel reduction treatments on hundreds of acres of private land, where cost-share funding has helped landowners reduce the risk of wildfire on their forested lands. Adjacent to these treatments and often outside the Wildland Urban Interface at higher elevations, the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and the US Forest Service, as well as other large landowners such as The Nature Conservancy, have similarly tr...

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