Montana State Legislature

2007-2008 Fire Suppression 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.

Room 137, State Capitol

Agenda Minutes

456079Stage Stop Inn, 1005 N. Main

Agenda Minutes  

Little Theater, School District Central Administration Building

Agenda Minutes

Thompson Falls High School gymnasium

Agenda Minutes

Seeley Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Agenda Minutes

Room 106, Miles Community College

Agenda Minutes

Sapphire Room, Yogo Inn

Agenda Minutes

Bitterroot River Inn, Tammany Conference Room

Agenda Minutes  

Topics for discussion during Agency Q & A portion of agenda

Interim Work Plan and Full Meeting Schedule - adopted Nov. 26

March 27-28, 2008 - Helena

Subcommittees and full Committee; Rooms 102 & 137, Capitol building

Agenda   March 28, Full Committee Minutes   Contractor Subcommittee Minutes   Infrastructure Subcommittee Minutes   Wildland-Urban Interface Subcommittee Minutes

Meeting Materials

2:00 p.m.; Rm. 137, Capitol building

 Agenda Minutes  

Meeting Materials
FY 2009 Fire Season Recommendations Memo from FSIC to David Ewer, director, Governor's Office of Budget and Program Planning

Room 137, Capitol building  Agenda     A.M. - Infrastructure Subcommittee Minutes   P.M. - WUI Subcommittee Minutes

Meeting Materials

Proposal for New Research into the Cost of Fire Suppression in the Wildland-Urban Interface -- Headwaters Economics
Wildland Firefighting and Structure Protection in Montana, Position Paper -- Montana County Firewardens' Association
Options for Consideration by the WUI Subcommittee -- Leanne Heisel, Legislative Services Division 

The following documents were provided by Barb Smith, Legislative Fiscal Division, to the Infrastructure Subcommittee

Fire Protection Assessment Fact Sheet
Fire Protection Fee Analysis
DNRC Fire Program Critical Resource Needs
Analysis of Critical Resource Needs
Funding Options for Consideration by the Infrastructure Subcommittee

Additional documents provided to Infrastructure Subcommittee

Comments provided by Rep. Chas Vincent



Room 152, Capitol building

WUI Subcommittee Minutes  
Infrastructure Subcommittee Minutes

Montana Association of Counties conference room, 2715 Skyway Dr.

  Agenda Minutes

Room 137, Capitol building

  Agenda Minutes

HB 1 (September 2007 Special Session)

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

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