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Prescribed burns, log it, graze it or watch it burn? Watch Paul Hessburg explain in his opinion at a TED conference, the history of fires in America and how humans in hindsight have reacted wrongly in his opinion to fire management.
What he has to say does make sense. But are these the only factors? I’d personally never seen the correlation between how the older wood had tighter grain which supposedly kept it from burning as easily before. It does make sense that wood grain with more space between the wood grain would burn faster. How do you feel about what Paul has to say? Login and leave your comments below.
“Fake article claims that Montana will face “devastating” winter. Despite what some people are seeing on Facebook, there is no truth to the report that a “cosmic anomaly” will cause record-breaking snowfall in Montana this winter.” Read more and comment below.
“The bogus claim originated on a website called React365.com which states meteorologists at “NASA’s Charles Darwin Research Facility” announced that record snowfalls will hit the “entire Northwest Corridor,” with snow levels predicted to reach 34 feet in January, and winds of up to 120 miles per hour.” Source: ktvq.com
Dozens of forest fires are currently turning much of our Montana to ashes in 2017.
Thousands of firefighters are giving it their all, and even some their lives, to help battle these powerfully fueled blazes in severe drought and high temperatures.
Thousands of Montanans have been displaced. Many temporarily and some permanently as their homes, ranches and farms have been destroyed.
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent with no end in sight as to what further costs will be.
Pine Beetle kill and the drought we’re experiencing this year are both major contributors to this years amount of devastation. As she’s done countless times before, Mother nature seems to have her own plans as to how to clean up the mess. But what can we do, if anything at all?
Select from existing poll answers or add your suggestions below about how we can move forward and help prevent future forest fires in Montana.
What do you believe should be done to help reduce the increasing number of future forest fires occurring in Montana?