Some of Montana's 42 State Parks may be in the drought's potential line of fire this summer. "While the show must go on, there are a lot of common sense things people can do to help protect the natural, cultural and historical features of our parks," said Doug Monger, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks State Parks administrator. While many steps parks visitors can take are simple common sense, the precautions may be critical in areas where fire danger is extreme due to the drought.
Monger recommends the following precautions:
"No matter how dry it gets, we have the comfort of knowing the cool Montana fall is close behind summer," Monger said. "But in the meantime, let's take extra care with our state parks and other recreational areas."