It’s been nearly a month since the Bridger Foothills Fire burned through people’s timbered properties northeast of Bozeman. Landowners now have to figure out if they want to play a role in shaping what their forests will look like, 10 to 100 years in the future. A forestry expert is helping them understand the science and the tradeoffs.
Fire season arrived in Montana this month. As crew leaders set up command centers and assess the flames, they’re seeing the product of previous management…