Faculty Weigh in on Montana's Wildfire Season

2017 was a very active fire season in Montana. Fire danger levels were 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. 26, 2017, Montana had experienced a total of 1,867 fires burning 1,247,575 acres.

Not surprisingly, local and national media outlets covered the Montana fires from many angles — and reached 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.