Montana Wildfires

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Climate Central analysis shows that the number of large fires on Forest Service land is increasing dramatically. 

Over the past 45 years, Montana has seen a larger percentage increase in the number of large fires than any other western state.

More than 600,000 people living in Montana, or 62% of the state's population, are living in areas at elevated risk of wildfire.

What's Happening with Wildfires?

Montana

Documenting Glaciers in the Dying Days of Ice

Glacier National Park is a 'poster child' for climate change... More

Wyoming

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Spring and summer — two key seasons for wildfires — have warmed 2.1°F across the West, on average... More

Washington

Wildfires Are Ruining the National Park Service’s Birthday

Smoke from large wildfires is obscuring some of the stunning vistas that inspired the preservation of these places and the creation of the National Park Service in the first place... More

Georgia

What a Warmer Future Means for Southeastern Wildfires

Tinder-dry conditions that have resulted from months with little to no rain and toasty fall temperatures have allowed the fires to reach unusual heights. More

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