Gardner’s Roundtable and Wernick’s Farmers Market – May 23 – START AT THE SAME TIME

By | May 21, 2018

CLARIFICATION: The Gardner’s Roundtable and Wernick’s Farmers Market start at the same time on the 23rd, at 10AM. Subsequent Farmers Markets will start at noon.

Here’s a note from Chris Heitz…Good Morning, and it’s raining – thank you so much to whomever has been doing their rain dance!

Just a quick reminder that next Wednesday is the beginning of Wernick’s Farmers Market – however, this first one is extra special. Beginning at 10 am, Jerry and Linda will be hosting the Gardner’s Roundtable, a free-flowing discussion, including questions, and answers regarding the challenges of gardening in the North Fork. It will be a great opportunity to meet some of your neighbors, and to get answers to some of those questions that have been bothering you.

In addition, the Wernicks will have geraniums, seed potato starts, tomato starts, and other vegetable starts for sale. Their huge greenhouse makes all the difference, and this would be a great time to ask Jerry for a tour at a later date.

I am hopeful that Cheryl Watts will also be there with her table of honey, and special spices and rubs she packages – don’t pass up her Steak Seasoning – everything is fabulous!

Travel to the turnoff for East Red Meadow Road, go to the bottom of the road, and through the log arch/gate on your right.

Feel free to bring any extra starts you have to share.

If you can’t make this first Market, the next one is Wednesday, June 6th at noon. The Markets will continue every other Wednesday at noon in the Wernick’s gazebo through Sept 26.

Sperry Chalet Environmental Assessment Complete

By | May 21, 2018

Glacier National Park announces the completion of the environmental analysis and review process for the Sperry Chalet, Next 100 Years Project. The Finding of No Significant Impact, or FONSI (the decision document), was signed by the NPS Intermountain Regional Director on May 13, 2018. The National Park Service (NPS) reached the decision after careful analysis of the environmental impacts associated with the project and serious consideration of public comments on the environmental assessment (EA) released in April 2018.  Continue reading

Meetings Focus On Health Of Three-Forks Of The Flathead

By | May 20, 2018

View Of The North Fork of The Flathead River Near Ford Cabin. FLATHEAD NATIONAL FOREST

Montana Public Radio reports that during a planning meeting in Columbia Falls Wednesday, people who live near the Flathead River said they’re concerned about climate change, user impacts and nearby railroad activity,

Two federal agencies are tasked with updating management of the Flathead’s three forks under the Wild and Scenic River Act: The U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service. They say that despite the river’s unusually high water quality, threats remain.

Read the full article here.

Update on Bear Attack in Cabinet Mountains South of Libby

By | May 20, 2018

The Flathead Beacon reports that Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials on Friday released new information about a bear attack that occurred May 17 in a remote section of the Cabinet Mountains south of Libby. On Thursday morning , an adult woman sustained serious injuries in a surprise defensive encounter involving a bear. The incident occurred in the Poorman Creek area.

This article has some good tips from FWP about bear defense. Read the full article here.