When weather conditions allow the Townsend Ranger District will be implementing prescribed burn projects in the Big Belt and Elkhorn Mountains. Burning will begin as weather conditions allow and will continue into late spring early summer. There will be one unit in the Deep Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project totaling 18 acres and three units totaling approximately 1350 acres which are part of the Crow Creek Vegetation Management Project.
A few scattered slash piles created by firewood gathering activities throughout the District could be burned this spring; these are mostly adjacent to main roads.
All burning operations are designed to meet a multitude of resource objectives including reducing hazardous fuels, improving public safety and to maintain fire dependant ecosystems.
For more information on this spring’s burning plans or the projects they are associated with, please call Phil Knaub (406) 495-3868.