Volunteers help landowner recover from Lolo Peak fire

Posted at 2:29 PM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 16:29:31-04

LOLO –  The Lolo Peak fire devastated thousands of acres in the Bitterroot Mountains.

Now one property owner is working with volunteers to restore it to its former glory.

Dozens of volunteers took time out of their Memorial Day weekend on Saturday to help haul dead trees and restore the Purcell Ranch near Lolo.

The family-owned land was on the front lines of the firefighting efforts and saw weeks of constant battle with the flames.

The Purcell Ranch had been a public access for all kinds of recreation, from hunting to hiking to photography.

So when the time came, volunteers from all over the country came to help restore the land that was scarred by the flames.

The event was organized by the Montana Wildlife Federation and continues on Sunday.