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"W e'll never stop all wildfires, but if we can utilize that grass before it becomes fuel, then we can stop those fires before they get catastrophic. That’s why we say graze it, don’t blaze it."

Wyatt Prescott, executive director of the Idaho Cattle Association, saying more intensive grazing could have slowed the Soda Fire that burned 279,000 acres in Idaho, but a 2007 study done by the Bureau of Land Management found otherwise.
- Idaho Statesman

On The Bookshelf
Barbara Theroux offers a preview of the 2015 Montana Book Festival


Mountain West Perspectives
Montana's two-year colleges revamp education to meet changing workplace demands


Mountain West Voices
Hear weekly stories from the Rocky Mountain West as gathered by Clay Scott

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