Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Madeline Swanberg
Ovando, Montana 

Please protect my future - vote for climate proponents


October 15, 2020

The summer before I turned 17 was the worst fire season in Montana history. The Rice Ridge fire outside of Seeley Lake grew 60,000 acres in a single day, filling the beautiful Blackfoot Valley, where I’ve lived my entire life, with smoke and threatening evacuation for my family and many of our friends and neighbors. And we had it much better than most of the people living in the Seeley-Swan Valleys, who breathed air filled with the particulates of their burning forests for most of the dry summer and well into the fall, and continue to feel the effects on their respiratory systems. I’d n...

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