Townsend Ranger District Prescribed Burns
Throughout the spring and early summer, the Townsend Ranger District of the Helena National Forest plans to implement prescribed burn projects in the Big Belt Mountains and Elkhorn Mountains as long as weather, fuel moisture and smoke dispersal conditions are met.
The planned prescribed burns are part of vegetation and fuels reduction projects on the District. Along with these burns, a few scattered slash piles created by firewood gathering activities throughout the District may be burned this fall; these slash piles are mostly adjacent to main roadways.
Deep Creek & Crow Creek prescribed burns
There is one 18-acre unit, which is part of the Deep Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project, and supports the stated purpose and need of the project to provide better protection of values related to private land, public infrastructure, wildlife habitat and native ecosystems at risk to high-intensity wildfire. Three units totaling 1,350 acres are planned to be implemented this spring/early summer as part of the Crow Creek Vegetation Management Project.
Slash piles, created by firewood gathering activities across the District are planned to be burned when conditions allow this spring and/or early summer.
Burn Area Safety
Please avoid visiting these areas when prescribed burns are being conducted. Please contact the Townsend Ranger District at 406-266-3425 with your questions. You are responsible for understanding your location relative to the project areas.
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
|Date of Origin||Monday May 06th, 2013 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday May 06th, 2013 approx. 12:00 AM|
No prescribed burns are planned at this time.
If you have questions, call Kathy Bushnell at 406-495-3747.