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Thursday, August 14, 2003

Wildlife well adapted to Montana Firestorms

By Mike Thompson

Hi, I'm NOT Johnny Cash, but we who live in Missoula are in a ring of fire this week.

I've already fielded several questions from folks wondering how wildlife survives these live events. So, before you become weary of reading about fires this season, I thought I would offer a little information on the subject from the scientific literature.

Back in 1988, when the Canyon Creek fire was burning through the Scapegoat Wilderness and beyond, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) was fortunate...


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