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Mission

The mission of the Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc. is to promote conscientious development of the area's natural and human resources, while maintaining or improving the quality of those resources and the quality of life in Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli Counties, Montana.

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BRRC&D Participates in Wildfire Awareness Week, June 2013

Sometimes fire can hit uncomfortably close to home. We want citizens to be better prepared to meet the unexpected -- whenever that may be.

HAMILTON, Mont. – The Bitter Root RC&D is pleased to participate in Wildfire Awareness Week, June 3-9. Collaborating agencies include: FireSafe Montana, Fire Ready Montana of the Governor's Office of Community Service, Ravalli County Office of Emergency Management, Ravalli County Fire Council, and the Wildland Urban Interface Task Force.

The RC&D is producing the Ravalli County Fire Safe Council Citizen Evacuation Guide entitled "Evacuating to Safety."

The introduction states: "The threat of wildfire has grown throughout the west and more specifically in Ravalli County during the past 15 years due to increased insect and disease activity, an increase in fuels, continued expansion of the Wildland Urban Interface and persistent drought. Many Montana residents live in and among these high wildfire risk areas. The fear of fire grows with each year that passes. When a fire threatens, are we prepared enough to survive? Your local emergency responders are concerned about this and, while no one can guarantee your safety, we are working to increase your awareness and preparedness, and therefore improve the chances for your safety, the protection of your property and the safety of the firefighters and other emergency responders."

The guide discusses such topics such as how to: Develop an evacuation plan, assemble an evacuation kit, understand the evacuation process, and know what to do when a wildfire approaches or if you become trapped.

The mission of Bitter Root Resource Conservation and Development Area (RC&D) is to promote conscientious development of the area's natural and human resources while maintaining or improving the quality of life in Mineral, Missoula and Ravalli counties. The nonprofit organization is very active in educating children and adults about living in fire-prone landscapes.


 

The Citizens Evacuation Guide "Evacuating to Safety" can be downloaded here.

 

News

Bitter Root RC&D is happy to announce a new way to donate funds to support the good work that RC&D does for the community.  While we are sad that our long-standing President James (Jim) H. Freeman passed away last summer, his legacy of giving to the RC&D will live on in the newly

Jim FreemanJim Freeman with the Bitter Root RC&D’s 2010 Outstanding Council of the Year Award  from Western RC&D Association.

established Bitter Root RC&D Endowment Fund. This fund was established in honor of Jim and his strong conviction to the success of the Bitter Root RC&D and the community that the RC&D serves.  We appreciate Jim for the more than 20 years of service to us and his family for supporting his legacy in this way.


Make checks payable to: Bitter Root RC&D Endowment Fund or donate online and make sure to note that you would like your donation to go to the Bitter Root RC&D Endowment Fund.



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