GRANT CREEK AND WILDFIRE

WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE (WUI) AND WILDFIRES

The wildland urban interface (WUI) is an area where human made structures and infrastructure are adjacent to areas prone to wildfire.

 

A message from retired city firefighter and FOGC board member, John Langstaff:

It is gratifying to see all the brush piles and thinning along our rights-of-way this spring. Tendrils of spring-burning smoke spiraling up throughout our neighborhood let our neighbors and friends know we are taking steps to become a fire-adapted community.

All homeowners can benefit from a wildfire risk evaluation of their home and its immediate surroundings. 

  • 50/50 grants are available through Missoula County which can help pay thinning/limbing crews who will reduce the fire hazard near homes (for those with larger forested lots).

  • To schedule a free visit by a fire specialist for advice on protecting your property, contact Missoula County Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator Max Rebholz: 406-258-3633 or mrebholtz@missoulacounty.us

 

Wildfire Adapted Missoula - website

https://www.nationalforests.org/who-we-are/regional-offices/northern-rockies/wildfire-adapted-missoula

 

Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire - website

https://planningforwildfire.org/project/missoula-county-montana/

 

2018 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

http://planningforwildfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FINAL_Missoula-CWPP_2018_Mar_08.pdf

 

2018 Headwaters Economics – The Wildland-Urban Interface: The Problems, Trends and Solutions

https://headwaterseconomics.org/wp-content/uploads/wildfire_homes_solutions_presentation.pdf

Friends of Grant Creek