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Fire Suppression Interim Committee

HB 1, enacted during the September special legislative session, created the Fire Suppression Committee and assigned it to study various aspects of wildland fire, including suppression costs and resources and state and federal management policies. As required in HB 1, the Committee will hold meetings in Miles City, Libby, Thompson Falls, Lewistown, and Hamilton, as well as in Helena.


Sign up for electronic notices of Committee meetings

Memo from the committee requesting public input, December 2007
Materials & committee recommendations to review prior to participating in public hearings

Everts Legal Memo - Cooperating Agency Status Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Coordinating Agency Status Under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the Multiple-Use Sustained Yield Act of 1960 (MUSA).

Everts Legal Memo - Open Meetings Requirements

Final Report

For Meetings that have audio with minutes, please use the audio archive lookup page.

Statewide Hearing Schedule
September 11-12, 2008 - Helena *Final Meeting*
Room 137, State Capitol
Agenda Minutes  

August 20, 2008 - Choteau
Stage Stop Inn, 1005 N. Main
Agenda Minutes  

June 20, 2008 - Libby
Little Theater, School District Central Administration Building
Agenda Minutes  

June 19, 2008 - Thompson Falls
Thompson Falls High School gymnasium
Agenda Minutes  

June 19, 2008 - Seeley Lake
Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Agenda Minutes  

May 30, 2008 - Miles City
Room 106, Miles Community College

May 16, 2008 - Lewistown
Sapphire Room, Yogo Inn
Agenda Minutes  

April 28-29, 2008 - Hamilton
Bitterroot River Inn, Tammany Conference Room
Agenda Minutes  

Meeting Schedule
March 27-28, 2008 - Helena
Subcommittees and full Committee; Rooms 102 & 137, Capitol building
March 28, Full Committee Minutes  
Contractor Subcommittee Minutes  
Infrastructure Subcommittee Minutes  
Wildland-Urban Interface Subcommittee Minutes  

March 4, 2008 - Helena
Contractor Subcommittee, 8:30 a.m.; Room 303, Capitol building
Meeting Materials Agenda Minutes  

February 22, 2008 - Helena - conference call
2:00 p.m.; Rm. 137, Capitol building
Meeting Materials Agenda Minutes  

February 15, 2008 - Helena
Room 137, Capitol building
Meeting Materials Agenda    
A.M. - Infrastructure Subcommittee Minutes  
P.M. - WUI Subcommittee Minutes  

January 11, 2008 - Helena
Room 152, Capitol building
WUI Subcommittee Minutes  
Infrastructure Subcommittee Minutes  

November 26, 2007 - Helena
Montana Association of Counties conference room, 2715 Skyway Dr.
  Agenda Minutes  

October 29, 2007 - Helena
Room 137, Capitol building
  Agenda Minutes  

Assigned Studies

HB 1 (September 2007 Special Session)


Staff Reports
Jan. 11, 2008 Memo Rep. Wilson re: Statutes and Programs related to WUI

Proposed Legislation


Subcommittee assignments


Maps provided by DNRC

Wildfire Activity, 2007

Large Fires, 2000-2007
Wildland-Urban Interface
Wildland Fire Protection by Agency

Other Wildfire-related Resources

Appropriate Management Response, Northern Rockies 2007 - Initial Impressions Report by the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

Western Governors' Association - Forest Health and Wildfire Resolutions, Initiatives, Strategies

Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Fire and Aviation Management Bureau (Fire season information, statistics, costs, National Fire Plan, fire suppression information, publications)

Healthy Forests and Rangelands - U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture (National Fire Plan, Healthy Forests Initiative, other national fire information)

Wildland-Urban Interface Analysis by Headwaters Economics

National Firewise Communities Program

2007 Statewide Annual Operating Plan: Montana DNRC, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Interior

Montana Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement ("Six Party Agreement")

Northern Rockies Coordinating Group

FireSafe Montana: an organization to provide locally led conservation and fire management programs and services

How to Contact Us

Leanne Heisel, Lead Staff
Barb Smith, Fiscal Analyst
Todd Everts, Attorney
Dawn Field, Secretary
Legislative Services Division
PO Box 201706
Helena, MT 59620-1706
Phone (406)444-3064
FAX: (406)444-3036

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