MT PRESCRIBED FIRES | Bitteroot NF | 2015 Spring Projects

Here is a list of fires that have taken place inside the Bitterot National Forest in Hamilton, Montana.

School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy: @inciweb

School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy: @inciweb

PURPOSE

Prescribed fires intentionally set by fire crews have several purposes:

School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy: @inciweb

School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy: @inciweb

  • Environmental Impacts: Maintains forest health and eco system health.
  • Habitats:  Improvement for wildlife habitats.
  • Food Sources: New food sources for wildlife
  • Fire Hazards: Reduces the potential for large and high intensity of wildfires by burning downed fire fuels
  • Treatments: Burning post-harvest slash due to thinning and personal use firewood cutting
School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy of: @inciweb

School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy of: @inciweb

LOCATION

Two separate locations where the Prescribed Fires had taken place are located in Hamilton, Montana in the Bitteroot National Forest.  Specifically located E of Stevensville int he Sapphire Mountains, S of ambrose Saddle, clearing 60 acres of understory.

School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy of: @inciweb

School Point Prescribed Fire | Courtesy of: @inciweb

TREATMENT PROJECTS

  • Stevensville Ranger District : Covers Haacke Claremont, E of Stevensville in the Sapphire Mountaints, S of Ambrose Saddle.
  • Darby Ranger District : Trapper Bunkhouse located SW of Darby neart Hart Bench and Wadle Habitat Improvement, S of Como Lk

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