Pattee Canyon to undergo wildfire fuel reduction

Posted at 4:42 PM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 18:42:47-04

MISSOULA – Pattee Canyon has been approved for a 1,725-acre hazardous fuel reduction by the Missoula Ranger District.

With forest fires raging in much of Western Montana and the US, this is an attempt to limit the chance of any fires happening close to Missoula.

Pattee Canyon is one of the most populated areas for the Missoula Ranger District within the Wildland Urban Interface.

Because of the high population, coupled with the presence of homes and development in the area, these places are high priorities for fuel reduction.

The Pattee Canyon Maintenance Projects aligns with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategies goal of creating fire resilient landscapes across the country.