By Jean Pocha
of the Pathfinder 

Colt Fire showcases purpose of timber management


October 5, 2023

Griffen Smith, Pathfinder

The Colt Fire along the Colt Summit management area with Rainy Lake on the right. Much of the fire was contained along areas with fuels reduction.

Showcasing a real-life project where the Colt Fire and a forestry management unit interacted was the purpose of a tour held Tuesday, Sept. 26 on the burn area. Attendees included regional Forest Service, DNRC and BLM personnel plus members of the Montana Forest Action Advisory Council.

"Fire doesn't stop at fence lines and property boundaries, and forest and fire management shouldn't either," said Quinn Carver, Lolo Forest Service district ranger. "We always get more done working together than we do apart."

The Colt Summit fuels project began in 2014 to make that portion of the Wildland Urb...

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Reader Comments(1)

AFMsuccess writes:

Great story about the importance & impacts of active forest management.


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