Category Archives: News

National Visitor Use Monitoring survey

By | October 7, 2019

The public will encounter Forest Service employees conducting interviews in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along forest service roads. They will be out in all types of weather conditions, wearing bright orange vests and be near a sign that says “Traffic Survey Ahead”. The National Visitor Use Monitoring (NVUM) survey is being conducted on… Read More »

Send US Your North Fork News

By | October 7, 2019

Hello to all of our loyal NFNews readers, Well, the folks at NFNews aren’t on the North Fork very much these days, so we’ve slowed down our posts to NFNews. If you have some information that you would like to share with the North Fork community, send it along and we’ll post it. We’ll also… Read More »

E-Bikes welcome on ‘motorized use’ Forest Service trails, roads

By | September 24, 2019

Electric bicycles (e-bikes) have grown in popularity for both recreational use and hunting on public lands and are currently welcome on more than 52,000 miles of roads and 7,700 miles of trails throughout the Northern Region’s nine National Forests and Dakota Prairie Grasslands where motorized vehicle travel is authorized. The Flathead National Forest currently has… Read More »

Wernick’s Market is Done for the Year

By | September 24, 2019

Boy, the wind outside is freezing, and they are forecasting snow for the weekend !!  What happened to Fall?  But just in case you weren’t at Wernicks on the 11th, I am sorry to have to let you know that there will not be any more Markets this year.  It was a GREAT season, and… Read More »

Fire Up Red Meadow

By | September 9, 2019

10:00AM Monday – From Andy Huntsberger … A quick update on the fires up Red Meadow: -Red Meadow Fire is approximately 10 acres. Most of the growth was 9/5-6. Since Friday the area has received over 1’’ of rain. The attached picture was taken yesterday, not much fire activity. -Red Meadow #2 Fire – NO… Read More »

Forest Expands Partnerships Program, Welcomes New Public Affairs Officer

By | September 5, 2019

A growing visitor and local population has prompted Flathead National Forest to take a new look at capacity, outreach, and partnerships. This fall, the forest will formally launch a new partnerships program, designed to better engage non-profit groups, businesses and the public through philanthropy, grants, and volunteerism. Janette Turk, who has been the forest’s public… Read More »

Fall Prescribed Fire Projects

By | September 1, 2019

Kalispell, MT, August 30, 2019 – The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct fall prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality become favorable. Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead Valley depending on the location of the burn units and weather conditions. Each project follows a Prescribed Fire… Read More »

Bear Fair in Polebridge

By | August 25, 2019

On Saturday afternoon, people gathered in front of the stage behind the Northern Lights Saloon for a Bear Fair. There were booths, demonstrations of electric fencing and bear spray, speakers, face painting for children, and costumed bears roaming around posing for pictures with participants. The event was held to educate landowners and visitors about bear… Read More »