Faculty Weigh in on Montana's Wildfire Season

Montana is having a very active wildfire season. Fire danger levels have been declared high or extreme across much of the state. Governor Steve Bullock declared emergencies for the fires as well a drought disaster declaration. According to the Northern Rockies Coordination Center, as of Sept. 12, 2017, Montana has experienced a total of 1,731 fires burning 1,079,332 acres.

Not surprisingly, local and national media outlets are covering the Montana fires from many angles — and reaching out to our faculty for expert explanations. Check out these articles where our faculty weigh in on fires:

Watch this newly released video Wild Science: Wilderness and Fire, presented by the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute and featuring professor Andrew Larson.