Pack mules at Montana’s Ninemile ranch are vital to keeping trails on more than 3 million acres of land open for the public and providing access in the roadless backcountry.
U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service should not be routinely borrowing money from prevention programs to combat ongoing wildfires. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told Congress last week that taking funds from prevention efforts only leaves behind more fuel in the forests for future fires to burn, exacerbating the situation. Perdue made his remarks during a […]
In response to the extreme wildfires over large parts of the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has ramped up resources and assets. The fires, affecting forests and grasslands, are burning across Western Montana, Idaho, Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. “Our courageous USFS firefighters do an outstanding job and are […]