By Henry Netherland

CRC offers guidance on fire mitigation


Henry Netherland, Pathfinder

DNRC Clearwater Unit Service Forester Brad French explains to local homeowners the impact Douglas fir beetles have on trees and how they can affect the efficiency of wildfires during the Double Arrow Fuel Reduction Tour hosted by Clearwater Resource Council Friday, July 23.

SEELEY LAKE – On Friday, July 23, representatives of Clearwater Resource Council and the Department of Natural Resources led local homeowners on a tour through Double Arrow to describe what fuel mitigation methods they can take on their properties.

CRC President Jon Haufler said fuel mitigation efforts are intended to reduce ladder fuels. Ladder fuels create continuity in the fuels for fire to spread from the surface into the tree crowns, creating a much more intense fire.  By removing flammable materials outside a structure, homeowners can reduce the potential impact of wildfires on the...

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