Forest service planning on spring burning

Thursday, May 24, 2018

U.S. Forest Service fire crews are making plans and checking conditions to conduct prescribed burning on the Bozeman Ranger District this spring. Burning activities could be seen in the Gallatin Canyon starting tomorrow and could continue into the next several weeks. Burning would take place in Aspen Restoration Projects that are located above Highway 191 in the Gallatin Canyon near the Durnam Meadow and the Porcupine Creek Area.

According to Corey Lewellen, Bozeman District Ranger “Our goal is to reintroduce fire around aspen stands where we have already removed encroaching conifers. The treatments are expected to stimulate aspen roots and help reinvigorate aspen stands.” Aspen trees play a unique and vital role in the ecosystem on the Bozeman Ranger District, attracting many birds, insects and mammals. Due to declining populations of aspen trees on the Bozeman Ranger District, these aspen restoration projects are being implemented with help from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Upland Game Foundation, and the MT Fish Wildlife & Parks.  

For more information please contact the Bozeman Ranger District at (406) 522-2520.


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, July 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, July 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.

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