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By Amanda Eggert
Montana Free Press 

Building fire-adapted communities through land-use planning

Living with Fire: Part 2


August 8, 2019

Eric Dietrich/MTFP

Montana wildfire hazard potential. Data: Wildfire Hazard Potential (2018), U.S. Forest Service; Buildings, Microsoft.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In this three-part series, Montana Free Press examines how federal land management agencies have approached wildfire in the past and highlights key public and private sector developments that could change how we engage with it in the future. Previously: Part 1 – The evolution of wildfire suppression.

BOZEMAN - Ray Rasker, who has researched wildfire for more than a decade as the executive director of Bozeman-based nonprofit Headwaters Economics, makes a bold claim about wildfire and its human impacts.

"We don't have a forest fire problem, we have a home ignition problem," h...

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