Burning is open from March 1, 2024 through November 30, 2024 and is established by the State of Montana DEQ. DEQ also issues winter burn permits outside of the normal burn season. For more information go to https://deq.mt.gov/air/Programs/burning.
Burn permits are required for all open burning. Burn Permit Information and Burn Permit Procedures are available on this website under Burning Permits. Click on Stay Informed - click on Burn Permit in the green section on the left side of the page. You must activate your permit prior to any burning throughout the season. For additional burn information please see articles in the Environmental Health Talk section in the green box to the left.
Open burning may be restricted during HIGH fire danger.
If you have questions about prescribed burns by the Bitterroot National Forest, please contact your local ranger stations for more specific information or to be included on their burn notification lists.
West Fork Ranger Station (406) 821-3269
Sula Ranger Station (406) 821-3201
Darby Ranger Station (406) 821-3913
Stevensville Ranger Station (406) 777-5461
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