• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

wildfire

 
Posts: 61
Location: mo
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Weve been considering trying to get some land in north idaho or west montana and was wondering how much of a concern wild fires are in the area, and if there are ways to protect property from such events using permaculture.
 
Posts: 118
Location: Hamilton, MT
4
forest garden chicken bee
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Shawn,

Wildfires will consume ladder fuels on the ground. So by limbing up trees, falling standing dead and thinning out some scrub brush you will start to see a clearer forest floor. This will reduce fire danger. As a perk, the collected fuels will now be your starting point to collect, stack and groom for hugel beds. Perhaps once you have selected your build site, you could start by constructing beds on the outer perimeter and planting willows, cotton woods, and aspens all of which would thwart an approaching ground fire. From there work in to the build site, building edible hugel beds for years to come. I presently have 160 acres in west MT, and that last few months have been sawing standing dead for future beds. Good luck!
 
shawn dunseith
Posts: 61
Location: mo
4
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks, i dont know much about wildfires, all that ya hear on the news, they make it sound like theyre unstoppable

 
The City calls upon her steadfast protectors. Now for a tiny ad:
Perennial Vegetables: How to Use Them to Save Time and Energy
https://permies.com/t/96921/Planting-Perennial-Vegetables-Homestead
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!