Fire Restrictions Lifted Across Northwest Montana

Release Date: Aug 24, 2021

NORTHERN ROCKIES COORDINATION GROUP
NORTHWEST MONTANA AREA


Logos for Northwest Montana Area fire management agencies

Kalispell, MT, August 24, 2021 – Interagency fire managers across northwest Montana are rescinding Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.  Recent rain and cooler temperatures have brought needed moisture to forest vegetation and lowered the fire danger across northwest Montana.  Fire managers remind the public that debris burning is still closed and does not open until October 1st, 2021. 

As the weather continues to cool and we move into the fall, camping and outdoor recreation remain popular activities.  Be prepared and have the proper tools to extinguish a campfire before you light it.  Bring a bucket, water, and shovel to drown and stir the campfire until it is completely out.  If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

The following jurisdictions are rescinding fire restrictions on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 12:01 am:

  • Flathead National Forest lands including the Great Bear and Bob Marshall Wilderness, in Flathead, Lake, Missoula, Lewis and Clark, and Powell Counties, Montana.
  • Kootenai National Forest lands in Flathead, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties in Montana and Kootenai National Forest lands in Bonner and Boundary Counties in Idaho.
  • Glacier National Park
  • Lost Trail and Swan River National Wildlife Refuge lands.
  • Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Kalispell, Libby, Plains, Stillwater, and Swan Units. State Land and Private Classified Forested Land within Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Sanders.
  • Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Region 1 within Flathead, Lake, Sanders, and Lincoln Counties.
  • Flathead, Lake, and Lincoln Counties  
  • F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber Company lands will open to public use.
  • Flathead Ridge Ranch lands will open to public use.  Campfires are prohibited.

The following jurisdictions are rescinding fire restrictions on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 12:01 am:

  • Sanders County

The following jurisdictions are rescinding fire restrictions on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 12:01 am:

  • Stimson Private Timber Company lands will open to public use.  Campfires are prohibited.
  • Green Diamond Resource Company lands in Lincoln, Sanders, and Flathead Counties will open to public use.  Campfires are prohibited.
  • SPP Montana timberlands in Lincoln, Sanders, and Flathead Counties will open to public use. Campfires are prohibited.

Know Before You Go!  Keep wildfire prevention in mind when visiting your public lands.  For information on Fire Restrictions please visit www.MTFireInfo.org.





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