Missoula Fire Department
Red Lodge Fire Rescue

About Keep Montana Green

Support KMG, Wildfire Prevention and Education

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Our Story

Since Keep Montana Greens (KMG) formation at the end of World War II, we have been dedicated to the prevention of human-caused wildfires. KMG was formed in 1945, chartered as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization in 1961, and is governed by a Board of Directors representative of its membership. KMG maintains active public education and media programs focused on the prevention of wildfires in Montana.

There are many ways you can support Keep Montana Green!

  • Become a member by making a donation
  • Become a board member
  • Participate in events and help spread the word about wildfire prevention

But why you ask?

  1. To help reduce human caused wildfires and protect Montana’s vast natural resources
  2. The membership is affordable
  3. There is minimal board member time commitment, 1-2 meetings per year
  4. To be a part of an organization that has long standing history
  5. Great networking opportunities
  6. Fun events
  7. Give back to your community, forestry industry and firefighters

2019 Board of Directors

  • Tim Ryan, President - Red Lodge Fire & Rescue
  • Mike Kopitzke, Vice President – Land and Fire Consulting, LLP
  • Mike DeGrosky, Secretary/Treasurer – Montana DNRC​
  • Chad Bauer - Republic Services
  • Larry Bush - retired fire professional

Honorary Directors

  • Steve Hayes
  • Steve Robertson
  • Fred Broder
  • Bill Chandler
  • Robert Gorsuch
  • George Neff
  • Joe Rice
  • Mark Schoknect