By Julia Schwager
Clearwater Resource Council 

Is your home prepared for fire season?


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A DC-10 and helicopter work the Rice Ridge Fire in 2017.

Wildfire is no stranger to communities in western Montana. As the climate warms, wildfire risks increase. Reduced snowpack, soaring summer temperatures, altered bark beetle reproductive cycles and more severe periods of drought all interact to create situations where catastrophic wildfire is poised to become even more of a problem for communities located in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI).

The town of Seeley Lake has a number of agencies and organizations working to create a more fire-resistant landscape but private property owners can also undertake much of the work. Residents can prot...

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