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Big Sky NIPF-ty Notes

Volume 25 No. 1 - Winter 2020

Past President's Message

MFOA Top Issues Facing Forest Landowners for 2020 

Legislative issues To Watch For In 2020-21


2019 Legislative session

Policy statements - Prescribed burning draft

Forest Advisory Council

Forest Recovery Act

Forest Stewardship Workshops

Landscape Priorities

Feral Pigs/aka Feral Swine

Top 10 Forestry Issues for 2019

Fire 2019


2019 Legislative session

Raffle winners

Safety in the forest

Managing Weeds on Small Acreages in Montana

Forest Stewardship Workshops

Women in the Woods Workshop and Retreat


2019 Legislative session

Dates to Calendar

Burning season

Statement from Forest Service Chief

Montana Natural Resources Youth Camp


2019 Legislative session

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Dates to calendar

Forestland fire preparedness assessments

Fall/Winter tasks

Good Neighbor Authority


DNRC's New State Forester

Host a Walk in Your Woods!

Hot chainsaw tip

2019 Legislative session

Weeds to spray in the fall

When is a weed seed viable?

Canada thistle

Burning those fuels

Fire prevention

MFOA Membership

Montana's private forest owners


--Fire Preparedness Assessment

--Fire Rights Project

--Prescribed Burns

--Federal Legislation

--Federal Tax Losses

--Forestland Fire Protection Assessments

--Membership bonus

--Timber Prices

--Spring Tasks

--Fire Suppression in the Wildland Urban Interface and elsewhere

--Chain Saw Raffle

--Outlaw Weeds of the West

--Forestry Mini-College

--Forest Landowner Conference

--Forest Stewardship Workshops

--Tax Reform, Casualty Loss

--Tax Reform, Estate Tax

--Forest Reform Legislation

--Property Taxation of Structure in Your Forest

--Deadlines for Requests for Informal Classification and Appraisal Reviews, Form AB-26

--National Woodlands Owners Association

--Montana's #1 Top Forestry Issue

--Montana Forest Collaboration Network

--Autumn Forestry Tasks

--Weeds to Spray in the Fall

--Noxious Weeds

--Chain Saw Raffle

--Northwest Woodlands Magazine Commentary

--2017 Montana Legislative Session


--Oldest chain saw contest


--Save the Dates - Forestry Forums for State Legislators

--Property tax assessments on forest lands

--Legislative input


--Western Governors’ Association (WGA) Initiative

--Big Sky Small Acres

--Winter Opportunities for Forest Landowners

--Forestry Best Management Practices (Bmp) 2016 Field ​​Review

--Montana’s Legislative Session

--Forest Priorities for President Trump

--Forest Landowner Conference

--Forests as Investments


--About MFOA

--MFOA Status


--Service Foresters

--Recent Activity

--Montana Forest Landowners Conference in Helena

--Forestry Forum for State Legislators

--Forest Stewardship Workshops

--Forests in Focus

--MFOA's Reorganization

--About MFOA

--Website and Domain

--Meeting at Lubrecht Experimental Forest


--Mark your Calendar

--Best Management Practices (BMPs)

--Noxious Weeds

--Special Thanks


--MFOA Elected Officers for 2014

--State News

     --Senate Joint Resolution 15

     --Lewis and Clark County Firefighters No longer Obligated to Save Homes From Wildfires

     --UM and MSU Biomass Study--Importance to landowners

--National News

     --Farm Bill Passes


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