Bitterroot National Forest announces spring burning plans

Bitterroot National Forest announces spring burning plans

Source: KPAX
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HAMILTON — The Bitterroot National Forest is planning to begin spring-prescribed burning projects as early as next week.

Forest spokesman Tod McKay says that “pending favorable conditions, underburning operations could begin” on March 31 on the Darby/Sula Ranger District near Sula. Underburning, a type of prescribed fire treatment, ignites vegetation under the forest canopy or in open grassy meadows and focuses on the consumption of surface fuels.

Over the next two months, the Bitterroot National Forest is planning to implement numerous prescribed burning projects, according to a news release. The timing of the burns will be dependent on favorable weather conditions and good smoke dispersion.