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Magruder Road Opens
Magruder Road Opens
Storms Thursday September 5 dropped about a half inch of rain on the Gold Pan Complex of forest fires and allowed the Magruder Corridor to reopen. The road passes through the wilderness and connects the West Fork of the Bitterroot Valley in Montana with Elk City and Dixie, Idaho...
U.S. Forest Service to Use Missoula’s Neptune Aviation Air Tankers
U.S. Forest Service to Use Missoula’s Neptune Aviation Air Tankers
The U.S. Forest Service will be using aircraft from Missoula's Neptune Aviation to fight forest fires again this year. USFS Chief Tom Tidwell announced the "legacy large airtanker exclusive-use" contracts this week. According to a Forest Service news release, two companies will provide eight large airtankers to support firefighters through the 2013 fire season...
Forest Service in Montana Starts Spring Burning Projects
Forest Service in Montana Starts Spring Burning Projects
Initial plans for the U.S. Forest Service spring prescribed burning projects are coming on-line. The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has plans to burn about 322 acres in the Dry Gulch drainage 2 miles southwest of Divide in the Pioneer Mountains and another 350 acres burn between Sheep Creek and Sand Creek about 5 miles southeast of Wisdom in the Big Hole...