Wildfire

As wildfires become more extensive and severe, the costs and risks are rising–largely due to continued home development in fire-prone landscapes. Changing where homes are built can reduce dangers, damages, and costs.

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Planning Tools to Reduce Montana’s Wildfire Risk

— County governments, fire districts and service areas, and landowners have many opportunities to reduce wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface through land use planning tools and strategies, though challenges in Montana’s regulatory framework remain.

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Resilient Taos County: Living with Wildfire

— This story map provides Taos County residents with information about the ecological role of fire, the region’s wildfire risk, forest restoration projects, and emergency preparedness.

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