Missoula County Approves Landmark Fire Protection Plan

There’s no way to completely stop the threat of wildfire but Missoula County leaders and their partners in forest management and public safety are hoping they’ve come up with a way for the county and its residents to at least have a fighting chance.

Missoula County had planned to update the 2005 Community Fire Protection Plan before last fire season. But the delay in getting the final document written actually turned out to be fortuitous, because 2017 was one of the worst fire seasons the Missoula area has seen in decades, with most of the state’s largest fires burning within county boundaries. read more >>