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Nearly 3,500 acres approved for salvage harvest on Rice Ridge fire


September 13, 2018

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest has approved harvest of approximately 3,494 acres of the Rice Ridge Fire that burned over 160,000 acres last summer near Seeley Lake. Nearly 106,500 acres were on the Lolo National Forest,

The project is located in an area allocated to timber management in the Lolo Forest Plan. Habitat for the threatened Canada lynx was avoided and streams were buffered to ensure protection of water quality and habitat for fish. The limited scope and scale of project activities are not expected to disrupt grizzly bear that may be present in the area.

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