Bitterroot Forest Starts Spring Burning Projects
The annual spring prescribed burning on the Bitterroot National Forest will start in the south end of the valley.
Tod McKay of the Bitterroot forest said the first burn will be 165 acres north Christisen Creek and West Fork Lodge. In all, about 1,500 acres will be burned on the West Fork and Darby/Sula Ranger Districts.
Darby/Sula Ranger District:
West Fork Ranger District:
All areas will be signed and notifications will be made to local residents, McKay said.
The fires are to maintain forest health, improve wildlife habitat, reduce the potential of high intensity wildfires, and reduce post harvest slash from thinning and personal use firewood cutting.
The fires will be lit if weather conditions, air quality and fuel moisture parameters are met.