Climate Portal

Definition: The prevalent or characteristic meteorological conditions of any place or region, and their extremes.
(National Wildfire Coordinating Group/Fire Research And Management Exchange System)

Fire climate, which may be thought of as the synthesis of daily fire weather over a long period of time, is a dominant factor in fire-control planning. In a broad sense, climate is the major factor in determining the amount and kind of vegetation growing in an area, and this vegetation makes up the fuels available for wildland fires.

Upcoming Events

Learning about Resilient Futures - Bozeman
USGS Northern Rocky Mountains Science Center, Madison Meeting Room
February 18, 2020 9:00 am PST to February 19, 2020 12:00 pm PST

Learning about Resilient Futures - Missoula
University of Montana, University Center, Room 225
February 20, 2020 9:00 am PST to February 21, 2020 12:00 pm PST

California Society of American Foresters: 2020 Winter Meeting
Lake Natoma Inn
February 21, 2020 (All day) to February 22, 2020 (All day)