Worth the Read: I-90 Fire Management
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: February 2, 2020

Have you visited the Lolo National Forest Webpage to find out what the Forest Service is doing to keep communities safe from wildfire? If you haven’t, you’ll want to check it out.


From the page:


“The Lolo National Forest is working on numerous fuels reduction projects throughout the wildland urban interface along the US Interstate 90 (I-90) corridor with the objective to protect communities and landscapes along 80 miles of I-90 from Missoula to St. Regis, Montana. Communities within the corridor are Bonner, Missoula, Frenchtown, Huson, Alberton, Tarkio, Lozeau, Superior and St. Regis.

The Lolo National Forest has been active in hazardous fuels reduction for many years. The work currently ongoing in the I-90 Corridor Community Protection Zone will yield 3000+ acres of landscapes with improved resiliency to wildfire impacts. This work complements the 36,500 acres of land treated in the past.

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

These I-90 Corridor Fuels Reduction Projects are in support of the three fundamental core principles of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, which include:

  • Restoring and Maintaining Resilient Landscapes
  • Creating Fire-Adapted Communities
  • Responding to Wildfires

You can read more about the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy on this website.

Explore this Project With Our Story Map

picture of a part of a element featured in the story mapAs part of this project, the Lolo National Forest has created a story map for you to browse, with audio, photographs, and maps explaining the project goals and allowing you to explore the project in detail. Click here to visit the story map (link opens in a new tab).”

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