By Jean Pocha

Forest management help available for private landowners


September 1, 2022

Jean Pocha, Pathfinder

Josh Schrecengost, Powell County NRCS , visited the BCCA Blackfoot Challenge land to discuss the TIP with the BCCA Council and help the Council decide if the program would be a useful tool for forest management on the BCCA.

OVANDO - Powell County Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is introducing a Targeted Implementation Plan (TIP) for addressing wildfire hazards from biomass accumulation in private forested areas in North Powell County. The project will be active in fiscal years 2023 - 2026. 

According to the North Ovando Fuels Reduction Targeted Implementation Plan, recent changes in weather patterns are creating longer fire seasons and dryer fuel conditions, causing fires to increase in number, size and intensity. This threat is expected to continue due to overly dense forests, increases in inse...

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