Prescribed burns develop fire resistant forests

SEELEY LAKE - Around 20 firefighters from the Seeley Lake and Lincoln Ranger Districts held a prescribed burn Friday, April 30 to treat 40 acres of the Mountain Creek area, three miles east of Seeley Lake off of Cottonwood Lakes Road.

Seeley Lake District Ranger Quinn Carver said prescribed burns are necessary to the area for two reasons: biological and social.

The ecological reason is that intentional burns allow the forest to regenerate itself and be more resilient to wildfires in the future. Low to moderate intensity fires help harden the bark of large trees so they are more resilient to fi...


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