Forest Management

Waiting To Burn

Waiting To Burn

"Even when public land managers, officials and researchers agree that this mitigation work is needed on a landscape, the tools that reduce wildfire severity face a long, bureaucratic process of approvals and delays."

By Hannah Downey

Active Forest Management Combats Catastrophic Fire

Active Forest Management Combats Catastrophic Fire

"As we approach fire season we should reject calls to abandon the science and instead double down on the best tools currently at our disposal — expanding active forest management to address our yearly wildfire crisis."

By Kendall Cotton

The Irony Of A Burn Ban

The Irony Of A Burn Ban

"Policymakers must ask whether the minuscule risk of an escaped prescribed burn is worth doing nothing, allowing fuels to build up and putting the forest at a higher risk of an all-consuming destructive wildfire."

By Hannah Downey

Legalizing Mine Cleanups

Legalizing Mine Cleanups

"Conservation groups and other private organizations have indicated that they would like to clean up these mines, unfortunately federal red tape is holding them back."

By Tanner Avery

Healthier Forests Mean a Healthier Planet

Healthier Forests Mean a Healthier Planet

There’s no way around it: you simply cannot claim to support addressing climate change on the one hand while opposing proven and practical forest management to help reduce the risk of massive forest fires on the other.

By Kendall Cotton

Managing Forest Litigation

Managing Forest Litigation

Money alone will not solve the problem if lawsuits continue to hold up on-the-ground projects. Reforming litigation will improve the ability to effectively put resources to work in our forests.

By Hannah Downey

Good Neighbor Authority

Good Neighbor Authority

Over just a few years, Montana has proven a capable leader in conducting forest restoration work on federal lands under a Good Neighbor Authority agreement.

By Hannah Downey

Restoring forest management

Restoring forest management

Despite the consensus of fire playing an important role in the health of our forests, forest management planners have been crippled by bureaucratic red tape preventing the use of controlled burns.

By Tanner Avery