Weyerhaeuser Company announced Thursday that all campfires are banned on its lands in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, Missoula, Sanders and Ravalli counties due to high fire danger. The ban is effective immediately and will remain until further notice, officials said.
The lands continue to be open for hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping and other recreation activities.
Northwest Montana has experienced increased wildfire behavior in the last week, fueled by record-setting temperatures and dry conditions. The Flathead National Forest has listed the danger as “high.”
Weyerhaeuser, the largest individual private landowner in Montana, owns more than 800,000 acres of land across the state, a majority of which is in Northwest Montana. The company recently renewed its agreement with the state of Montana to allow free public access on most of its property through the state’s block management program.