Author Archives: NFNews Editor

About NFNews Editor

Patti Hart is the editor-in-chief and founder of the NFNews.net. Patti lives on the North Fork during the summers and travels the world for the rest of the year, updating NFNews every day wherever there is an internet connection.

The Flathead Lake Biological Station

By | July 20, 2018

Here’s a message from Irv Heitz… Those of you in attendance at Wednesday’s Interlocal Meeting learned of a new research presence in the North Fork, the Flathead Lake Biological Station. Dr. Rachel Malison is researching river and aquifer stonefly populations in the gravel beds of the river and floodplains. You will notice pvc test wells… Read More »

USFWS Proposes Endangered Species Act Changes

By | July 20, 2018

Montana Public Radio has an article that begins… The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act Thursday that it says will streamline efforts to protect species and habitat. Critics say the changes would severely erode the law. The changes are meant to clarify existing language and points of confusion in… Read More »

New Wildfire Starts North of Libby

By | July 20, 2018

And so the Montana fires begin. The Flathead Beacon has an article that begins… Firefighters in Lincoln County are aggressively attacking a wildfire north of Libby along Montana Highway 37, not far from the former W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine. The fire had burned at least 30 acres as of Thursday evening, according to… Read More »

Wide Awake In The Land Of Griz

By | July 20, 2018

Steve Primm’s Montana Journal has a post that begins… In my last column—Encounter With Grizzly—Part 1: The Shooting—we discussed in general terms the need to be adequately prepared to venture into grizzly country.  That piece was prompted by a deadly grizzly-human encounter in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains that left a mother grizzly dead and her orphaned cubs-of-the-year… Read More »

Community Float July 26

By | July 19, 2018

Here is a message from Janet Leigh… The next Community Float will be Thursday, the 26th of July, from Ford to Polebridge. Meet at Polebridge at 10:00 to shuttle. The next float, scheduled for August 9 will be cancelled due to both Dick & Kevin having a fire suppression class. If anyone would like to take… Read More »

Comprehensive River Management Plan – Upcoming Meeting July 25

By | July 19, 2018

The Flathead National Forest, in coordination and partnership with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River.  Project activities will include reviewing the existing Flathead River Wild and Scenic River Recreation Management Direction and River Management Plan. The river and surrounding… Read More »

Fire Danger Moves to ‘High’ in the Flathead

By | July 19, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that… Local wild land fire managers announced Wednesday that the fire danger had been elevated to “high” in the Flathead Valley as hot and dry weather continues to bake the region. Further west, the fire danger on the Kootenai National Forest was raised to “very high” as firefighters there try and… Read More »