Thursday, July 5, 2012

Montana wildfire cross-pollination underway

Monsoonal moisture is setting up over the southern Rocky Mountains bringing downpours and cooler temperatures; the rain barrels are full after nearly an inch at the foot of the Ortiz Mountains. It's sticky again this morning.

Locations in Colorado seeing wildfire activity also received precipitation while parts of the eastern prairie in that state are under a red flag warning.

Wyoming has not been as fortunate, though the Casper Star-Tribune shows showers in their forecast near the Squirrel Fire. The Oil Creek Fire north of Newcastle is still working though she's expecting containment soon.

The Black Hills are inadvertently stimulating job growth among humans out doing structure protection from clearing fires, too, even having killed a few of us, leaving families grieving over a fire started by an RV owner.

Montana's Ash Creek Fire is working hard as she erases a tiny portion of a century of livestock infestation and fire suppression: reports say nearing 300,000 acres. Unfortunately, families on the Northern Cheyenne have lost homes baiting a sector showing the highest levels of job growth: elastomeric stucco and rain catchment.

Matthew Koehler is a radical conservationist; but he doesn't like Democrats very much after having crossed Pulaskis with Montana Senator Jon Tester over the Forest Jobs and Recreation Act. Hence, he and this interested party are often politically sideways in the Montana blogosphere.

However, we get terrifyingly close to agreement recently with a post he writes in A New Century of Forest Planning as responsibility for mega-fires catches up with the news. He even invited me to participate.

President Obama: vivisect the Forest Service soon.

Rewild the West.

NPR is reporting at 10:04 MDT that Syria is using weaponized wildfire on their border with Turkey.

Inciweb: The Ash Creek Fire has now become Southeastern Montana Complex overcoming the 300,000 acre threshold.

Basin family featured at the Helena Vigilante.

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