On Sunday, July 9, early in the afternoon, Madison Valley Rural Fire District responded to a fire 4 miles east of Cameron, at the base of the Madison Mountain Range.
Though fire danger was low this Fourth of July, one blaze was ignited near Sheridan as a result of fireworks, according to Dustin Tetrault, Madison County director of emergency management.
During the State Land Board’s regular meeting on Dec. 19 meeting, board members unanimously approved a land swap between the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation and SRI River Holdings.
On Nov. 1, more than 40 people gathered at the Twin Bridges School for a public meeting hosted by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.
A long stretch of headlights toured down MT Highway 287, turning into the Ennis Rodeo Grounds. Engine after engine lined the open field as firefighters unloaded their packs after a 14 hour day on the Blue Lake Fire.
The Blue Lake Fire, which is burning 10 miles southwest of Ennis was 629 acres and 30 percent contained as of July 26 at 8 a.m., according to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
The Blue Lake Fire, which is burning 10 miles southwest of Ennis was 442 acres on July 23 at noon, according to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.
The Blue Lake Fire, which is burning 10 miles southwest of Ennis was 314 acres and 0 percent contained as of July 22 at 9:30 a.m., according to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The lightning-caused fire was reported at 2:45 p.m. on July 21. It is burning on privately owned and Bureau of Land Management land […]
Grass fire reported south of Ennis
“We’ve been meeting for a number of years, and we’ve continually found open dialogue helps all of us,” said Madison County commissioner Dave Schulz, addressing a group of 20 agency and county representatives at an interagency meeting on July 14.
Representatives from the Bureau of Land Management, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society, Ennis Fish Hatchery and conservation districts met with Madison County government officials at the BLM’s cabin at Axolotl Lakes Wilderness Study Area, southwest of Ennis.
The group meets quarterly, and Schulz said the gatherings serve a dual purpose: first, everyone is aware of various projects happening in the area, and second, because people from various organizations find they can help each other.