Montana Officials Looking to Salvage Timber After Wildfires

MISSOULA — Montana officials are working on determining how much timber burned in summer wildfires at Lolo National Forest is salvageable.

The Missoulian reports nearly 10 percent of the 3,125-square mile (8094-sq. kilometer) national forest in western Montana was burnt.

Lolo National Forest Supervisor Timothy Garcia says based on their Forest Plan allocations and past experience with fire salvage, they expect between 10 and 15 percent of the area burnt will be identified for salvage.