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By Doug Tyndall
Seeley Lake, Mont. 

A Hard Look at Forest Management and Fire Suppression is Needed


August 17, 2017

Before I start let me make it clear, I support and honor all those who are working to control the fires burning near Seeley Lake and throughout Montana. However, those in charge, including the Forest Service and our government representatives need to take a hard look at how our forests are managed and how fires are attacked.

Year after year fires begin and until they threaten communities, a hands off or minimal response seems to be the plan of action. We are told they are a natural part of nature. We are told they are inaccessible. We are told the forest will grow back better than they are...

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