The choice: either we manage the forests or they will manage us
September 15, 2017
Montana's crisis isn't too much water or hurricanes – it's fire. It's smoke filling Big Sky Country and filling our lungs, communities being evacuated, structures lost and tons of fuels just lying on the forest floor waiting for a spark to ignite. In this year alone, over 1,600 fires have burned over 1 million acres in Montana - that's nearly equivalent to the entirety of the state of Delaware being on fire.
We are tired of being told that others know better than us while we watch our forests and grasslands burn every summer, our mills close, our neighbors lose jobs and our communities su...
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