The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network partnered with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s (DNRC) Forestry Division to share information about the development of a statewide wildfire risk assessment. The risk assessment will assist with planning and prioritizing work around the three goals of the Cohesive Strategy - Fire Adapted Communities, Resilient Landscapes and Effective Response to Wildfires. This information is shared as a resource for partners to assist with collaborative regional and local hazard mitigation plans, community wildfire protection plans as well as planning and prioritizing cross-boundary work throughout Montana and within Forestry Division Programs. The end-product is a comprehensive geospatial dataset which represents wildfire risk to communities in Montana. The webinar reviewed the datasets used, modeling process and covered results of the risk assessment.
The associated Montana Wildfire Risk Assessment report can be viewed or downloaded here.
To stay informed of upcoming events, new resources, and current tools relevant to the Northern Rockies and beyond, sign up to receive the Northern Rockies Fire Science Newsletter.