Author(s):
Victoria Sturtevant, Linda E. Kruger
Year Published:

Cataloging Information

Topic(s):
Fire Communication & Education
Public Perspectives of Fire Management
Fuels
Fuel Treatments & Effects
Mechanical treatments
Prescribed Fire-use treatments
Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s):
Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest

FRAMES RCS Number: 6230
Record updated: September 8, 2020
NRFSN number: 11104

This is a government publication outlining the steps to wildfire preparedness in Red Lodge, MT. The key features include homeowners' associations, which lead in fuel reduction around properties; USFS recreation residences, which conduct fuel reduction projects; evacuation plans and fuel breaks; regulations; and relationships, which include collaborations among the public and fire personnel. Next steps for the preparedness plan are outlined and a list has been created of lessons learned that other communities can use to prepare their own plans.

Citation

Sturtevant, Victoria; Kruger, Linda E. 2004. Red Lodge, Montana: steps to improve community preparedness for wildfire. Community Preparedness Case Study Series 13. USDA Forest Service, North Central Research Station, St. Paul, MN. 4 p.

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