US Fish & Wildlife Offers Relief Grazing for Lodgepole Fire Complex Ranchers

Lodgepole Complex Fire from atop his farm equipment.  Photo: Dean Rogge. While wildfires continue to take their toll across the West, there are some great examples surfacing of public-private cooperative efforts that tell the story of landscape-level recovery efforts. The Lodgepole Complex in Montana claimed 270,723 acres this summer along with 16 homes, numerous outbuildings and..

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Legislative Step towards Greater Public and Political Acceptance of Prescribed Fire

Photo: norcalrxfirecouncil.org In July, Assembly Bill No. 1712 passed in the California Legislature expanding the public purpose of prescribed fire on private lands in California.  Existing California law provides that cooperation by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection with a person desiring to use prescribed fire for converting brush-covered lands into forage lands and..

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