By Signe Leirfallom
Community Forester 

Get Ready for the Next Fire Season


September 14, 2017

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Forester Signe Leirfallom (left) describes CRC's Fuel Mitigation Program to Carole White.

Despite a snowy winter and wet spring, fire season hit western Montana hard in 2017. Wildfire is inevitable in Montana. Our forests are adapted to fire, and our climate is conducive to it. In this challenging fire season, landowners and homeowners who live in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) are reminded that we need to take responsibility in preparing our property for wildfire. It is the least we can do to help the firefighters and fire managers who work so hard and often risk their lives to protect it.

The WUI is where the forest and community meet. It is a pleasant place to live, but c...

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