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Salvage on Liberty Fire Proposed


March 15, 2018

The Lolo National Forest is proposing to harvest trees burned by the Liberty fire and plant seedlings within the fire perimeter. The project is located on the Lolo National Forest Seeley Lake and Missoula Ranger Districts, 13 miles southwest of Seeley Lake.

The Liberty Fire was ignited by lightning on July 15, 2017. The fire burned approximately 28,694 acres: 9,452 acres was National Forest System (NFS) land, 6,859 acres of private land and 12,378 acres of Flathead Agency land.

About 61 percent of the Liberty fire burned areas the LNF allocated as suitable for timber production in the Fores...

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