Tag Archives: Forest Service

Flathead National Forest Closes Rental Cabins, Developed Campgrounds

By | March 29, 2020

Fifteen rental cabins in Flathead National Forest have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff. Developed campgrounds and most restroom facilities are also closed. Effective immediately all Flathead National Forest rental cabins will be closed and unavailable to rent via Recreation.gov. A full list of rental cabins can be found on… Read More »

Forest Prepares Spring Prescribed Fire Projects

By | March 13, 2020

Kalispell, MT – Flathead National Forest is planning spring prescribed fire projects when weather and air quality are favorable. People can expect to see smoke in various places in the Flathead Valley depending on burn locations and weather conditions. The Forest follows a prescribed burn plan for each project, designed to reduce the potential for… Read More »

Early Warm Weather Brings Muddy Spring Road Conditions and Damage

By | March 12, 2020

Kalispell, MT – Snow and ice melt are creating muddy conditions on many Flathead National Forest roads. People planning on driving in the forest should use caution and plan on turning around if they find soft roads. Motorists may encounter roads that the forest has temporarily closed to prevent damage. It’s also important for people… Read More »

Flathead National Forest Frozen Moose Project

By | December 19, 2019

Today Flathead National Forest Glacier View District announced the beginning of a new project in the North Fork. The project, called Frozen Moose, would address wildland-urban interface fuel loading, diversifies plant and tree communities, provides a mix of forest products for local economies, and improves aquatic ecosystems. The project proposes commercial timber harvest on 3,552… Read More »

Glacier Gateway Project

By | October 12, 2019

Here’s a note from Bill Walker… In case you haven’t heard about it already, the Vital Ground Foundation and the US Forest Serviceare working on something called the “Glacier Gateway Project.” They are proposing to acquire two properties totaling about 23 acres using Land and Water Conservation Funds (LWCF). The parcels are along the section… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »