Author Archives: NFNews Editor

About NFNews Editor

Patti Hart is the editor-in-chief and founder of the 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.

Champion of the North Fork John Frederick dies

By | November 15, 2017

We heard this morning that John Frederick had passed. Lois Walker has written an obituary that Bill has posted on the NFPA website along with some wonderful photos of John. Please tap here to read about John’s life and his contribution to the North Fork. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls. Announcement… Read More »

Protecting grizzlies while keeping people safe

By | November 14, 2017

The FWP Montana Outdoors magazine has an article by Director Martha Williams that begins… This past summer I met with area ranchers and others in Augusta, a town of 315 people between the Rocky Mountain Front and Great Falls, to discuss grizzly bears expanding their range beyond the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE). Read the full… Read More »


By | November 14, 2017

The Hungry Horse News has a good yesterdays column this week that includes… Nov. 10, 1967 Robert Gilmore, 46, of Torrance, California was mauled by a grizzly bear while hunting elk up the North Fork at Home Ranch Bottoms. Hunting companion Charlie Ritter shot the bear twice while it was still on top of Gilmore… Read More »

Green Grazing

By | November 13, 2017

FPW’s Montana Outdoor’s Magazine has a story that begins… Brian Martin drives to the top of a rise on the Matador Ranch overlooking a prairie stretching for miles in all directions. The landscape appears uniform to a first-time visitor until Martin, conservation director for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Montana, points out the diversity in this vast… Read More »

The Inside Road

By | November 10, 2017

In his Hungry Horse News column this week, Larry talks about the history of the Inside Road and gives some arguments for why it should be reopened by the Park. Read his full column here.