As of May 1, if you want to burn that slash pile, you’ll need a permit . . .
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation reminds residents that as of Thursday, May 1, a permit will be required for burning any natural yard, wildland or agricultural debris in Flathead County and northern Lake County.
Burn permits are free and available at www.firesafekalispell.com, at several locations including department offices and Flathead Environmental Health, or, for those without Internet access, by calling 752-7376 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Plan ahead because debris burning will be prohibited during July, August and September due to Montana’s fire season.