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Montana Fire Season Outlook 2013

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Alyssa Stewart, DNRC Assistant Center Manage provides a fire season outlook at the 2013 Clark Fork River Basin Task.

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Montana Fire Season Outlook 2013

  1. 1. 2013 Fire Season OutlookAlyssa StewartDNRC Assistant Center Manager, HIDCastewart@mt.gov 406-449-5475
  2. 2. http://gacc.nifc.gov/nrcc
  3. 3. The Northern Rockies Geographic AreaNorthern Idaho, Montana, Yellowstone National Park, North Dakota and a smallportion of South Dakota.
  4. 4. Avg. Fires Avg. AcresBureau of Indian Affairs 527 69,382Bureau of Land Management 95 60,482Fish & Wildlife Service 14 14,365National Park Service 9 15,868Private Land 174 72,731Dept of Natural Resources & Conservation 279 56,207US Forest Service 627 159,980(2003 – 2012) 10 Year Average 1,725 449,01510-Year Average Montana Fire Season Statisticsby protection agencySo what’s normal?
  5. 5. 0100200300400500600#FiresDNRC Fire Burned Summary YTD 201320132012201120102009200820032013 - 41 Fires = 76Acres2012 - 410 Fires = 556,247Acres2011 - 259 Fires = 31,064 Acres2010 - 260 Fires = 40,115 Acres2009 - 359 Fires = 6,929 Acres2008 - 340 Fires = 138,918 Acres2003 - 567 Fires = 168,115 Acres============================
  6. 6. Human Lightning AverageBureau of Indian Affairs BIA 63 2,866 1 0 64 2,866Bureau of Land Management BLM 1 3 11 195 12 198MT Counties CNTY 38 785 3 3 41 788Fish & Wildlife Service FWS 0 0 0 0 0 0National Park Service NPS 0 0 0 0 0 0Private Land PRI 5 95 0 0 5 95Dept of Natural Resources & Conservation MTS 39 183 4 2 43 185USDA Forest Service USFS 49 638 0 0 49 638195 4,570 19 200 214 4,770Fires & Acres Burned in Montana YTD
  7. 7. Current ERCs
  8. 8. Current ERCs
  9. 9. Current ERCs

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