Missoula BLM open houses to discuss Clark Fork River forestry project

Missoula BLM open houses to discuss Clark Fork River forestry project

Source: Missoulian
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The Bureau of Land Management’s Missoula Field Office is planning forest restoration and fuels reduction treatments this spring along the Clark Fork River corridor, between Bonner and Drummond.

“We want to address upland forest conditions in the Clark Fork River corridor that have shifted away from fire-tolerant, open stands dominated by large-diameter, widely-spaced Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine and western larch toward less fire-tolerant stands dominated by smaller, more densely-spaced trees,” said Kyle Johnson, forester with the Missoula Field Office. “The purpose of the project is to increase wildfire resiliency by reducing forest fuel loading and improving forest health using an ecosystem management approach.”