Put yourself in the place of someone living in Flathead County, western Montana—a human, plant, or animal. Flathead County is like many other places in the United States, except that more than half of the County is covered in wildlands, and the wildland residents are just as important to quality of life here as the humans.
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Flathead Valley is a real place. Climatologists, economists, ecologists, and fire scientists have studied the area for several years and worked with community members to envision a healthy future. The information in Fire Futures came from FireClim, a research and education project funded by the National Science Foundation Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems program, Award ID 0903562.
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