Montana Launched New Wildland Fire Restrictions Website
The Northern Rockies Coordination Group (NRCG) and collaborating federal, state, and local agencies are launching a new website to keep Montanans and our visitors updated on current fire restriction information.
“We have a personal responsibility to each another and our communities to take measures to prevent wildfire starts,” Governor Gianforte said. “We have several counties already in Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, and this website is a great tool for Montanans to stay informed and protect their loved ones.”
The new website hosts a geospatial map that depicts the specific fire restrictions order or proclamation for each federal, state, tribal, and local jurisdiction in Montana. Stage 1 and Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are designed to limit human-caused activities that commonly start wildfires, such as campfires, smoking, or other activities that generate sparks.
“Every Montanan is impacted by longer, more severe wildfire seasons,” said Amanda Kaster, DNRC Director. “Because we are all impacted by wildfire, we are all also responsible for proactively preparing and equipping our communities to reduce wildfire risk and mitigate its potential impacts.” Visit the website HERE.