Timber management and forest fire protection costs in Montana
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Timber management and forest fire protection costs in Montana report and recommendations of Joint Interim Subcommittee No. 2 to the 49th Legislature, required by House Joint Resolution 40, 48th Legislature. by Montana. Legislature. Joint Interim Subcommittee No. 2.

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Published by Montana Legislature in Helena, Mont. (Rm. 138, State Capitol, Helena 59620) .
Written in English



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  • Forest fires -- Montana -- Prevention and control -- Costs.,
  • Forest reserves -- Montana -- Management.,
  • Forest fires -- Law and legislation -- Compliance costs -- Montana.,
  • Forest fires -- Law legislation -- Compliance costs -- Montana.,
  • Timber -- Montana.

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LC ClassificationsSD421.32.M9 M66 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2666116M
LC Control Number85620699

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Forest management necessitated fire protection. After all, foresters argued, why create national forests if they were going to burn down. Just five years later, in what has become known as the "Big Blowup," a series of forest fires burned 3 million acres in Montana, Idaho, and Washington in only two days. The fires had a profound effect on. Timber Sale, Stewardship, and Forest Products Contracts and Permits. The Forest Service sells timber and special forest products on a variety of contract and permit forms based on the complexity and/or value of the sale. Guidance for the use of these forms can be found in Forest Service Handbook (FSH) , Chap Sections 53 and   The summer of brought catastrophic fires to California, Oregon, and other western states. Chris Chase, Timberland Manager at Michigan-California Timber Company and a recent Governor appointee to the California Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection board, shares his insights on sustainable forest management, wildfires, and the wood products industry.   Sharon Scott, timber management officer with the Forest Service, says the value of the timber is limited. The area has seen significant impacts from the Author: Tom Kuglin.

The Timber Cruising Handbook - link to the Forest Service Directives web page that includes links to Forest Service Handbook (FSH) chapters containing timber cruising standards and outline of the approved sample cruise methods used by the USDA Forest Service. Brown, James K. Weight and density of crowns of Rocky Mountain Conifers. Forest Landowners Guide to Tree Planting Success. diverse forest, resistant to insects, fire, and disease, that will contribute to the property for generations. Planting trees has many benefits: improved wildlife habitat, high-quality trees for timber or specialty wood products, revegetated buffers along streams to protect water quality. Sweet Grass County is a large and remote county covering more than square miles. The county covers more than 75 miles from the northern edge to the southern edge. The Big Timber Volunteer Fire Department, under the leadership of Fire Chief Kris Novotny, is in charge of . Montana Fire Conditions. Wildfires can affect Montana's landscape, air quality, wildlife, agriculture, tourism, and recreation. Several State of Montana agencies have information regarding the impact and current status of fire listed below.

Big Timber Volunteer Fire Department, Big Timber, Montana. likes. The Big Timber Volunteer Fire Department strives to provides fire protection and emergency response to the citizens and guests of 3/5(2).   This report (4M PDF) examines how residential development adds to the costs of fighting wildfires, using Montana as a case study. Our findings document a strong correlation between the costs of fighting wildfires and the number of homes threatened and the potential for significant increases in the costs of fire protection if current development trends continue. The guideline focus on structural fire protection in timber structures by providing detailed guidance on load-bearing and separating functions of timber structures under standard fire exposure. New design methods are presented: they have been developed recently, and will be potential input to the next revision of Eurocode Size: 2MB. Forest roads connect the most remote parts of the forest to existing township, county and state roads and highways, providing access to forest lands for timber management, fish and wildlife habitat improvement, fire control, hunting and a variety of recreational activities. For the purpose of these.