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August 17, 2023

4-H Trailblazers show dogs at Fair. The Aug. 2 4-H Dog Competition at the Western Montana Fair in Missoula had a record 58 dogs entered. The five kids from the Seeley Lake 4-H Trailblazers all had admirable performances. Picture: (from left) Ashley Wetherell and Bogie, Jessica Bohler and Angel, Erin Demerle and Charcoal, Ashley Holmes and Shadow, Holly Friede and Kodiak

Twenty Years Ago...

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 for...

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