Tag Archives: Forest Service

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 »

Scoping for the Comprehensive River Management Plan

By | August 17, 2019

Kalispell, MT- August 16, 2019- The Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, is continuing with the scoping process for the Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the Flathead Wild and Scenic River. The first public meeting was held Tuesday evening August 13th at the Flathead Valley Community College.  Approximately one hundred people… Read More »

Don’t Be The Spark

By | August 17, 2019

Kalispell, MT – August 16, 2019- Cooperating Interagency Fire Officials across northwest Montana need your help. Fire crews in our interagency zone have been responding to multiple calls of illegal residential debris burns, and we need those firefighters to be ready to respond to possible hold-over fires from lightning strikes of recent storms. Don’t be… Read More »

Flathead Wild and Scenic River: Scoping for the Comprehensive River Management Plan

By | August 6, 2019

Kalispell, MT, July 31, 2019- The Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, is beginning the scoping process for the Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the Flathead Wild and Scenic River. The proposed action document discusses potential management direction and information on the desired conditions for the Flathead River segments. The public… Read More »

FIRE DANGER ELEVATED TO VERY HIGH

By | August 6, 2019

Kalispell, MT – August 6, 2019- Cooperating Interagency Fire Officials across northwest Montana raised the Fire Danger Level from “High” to “Very High”. When fire danger is “Very High,” fires can start easily from most causes. They can spread rapidly, grow quickly, and increase in intensity immediately after ignition. The increase in fire behavior can… Read More »