Tag Archives: Forest Service

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 »

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 »