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Red Lodge, Montana: steps to improve community preparedness for wildfire

Author(s): Victoria Sturtevant, Linda E. Kruger
Year Published: 2004

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.
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
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11104
FRAMES RCS number: 6230
Record updated: Sep 8, 2020