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The Nature Conservancy in Montana Focuses on Forest Health

The Nature Conservancy in Montana is continuing to focus on restoring Montana forests, and creating healthier forests for a brighter future.

From the TNC website article:

Cutting Trees to Save the Forest
While we need to restore fire to its vital role in our forests, current conditions can fuel unnatural megafires that destroy homes, damage soil, and choke our towns with smoke. TNC is dedicated to restoring the forests by thinning these dense stands to encourage the growth of bigger, more fire-tolerant trees—trees that survive and thrive with periodic fire. Once the forests are thinned, and the conditions are right, we will cautiously introduce prescribed fire to further the restoration process.