Bitterroot Forest Prescribed Burns Planned in South Valley
The Bitterroot National Forest is doing some burning in the East Fork and West Fork of the Bitterroot Valley - a yearly activity for the Forest Service.
Tod McKay said an initial burn this week will be up the East Fork below Tepee Point. There are four other projects in the Darby/Sula Ranger District and two projects in the West Fork Ranger District.
About 2,000 total acres are involved in the spring burning, which also cleans up slash from timber operations.
The burns will be ignited only if conditions allow, McKay wrote in a news release. The fires are set to maintain forest health, improve wildlife habitat and reduce the potential of larger forest fires.
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