Tag Archives: Forest Service

Bat observations more frequent in fall

By | September 5, 2018

Fall is a time of year when bat observations are common in Montana. This time of year young bats are attempting to take care of themselves, some bats are beginning long migrations to warmer climates and some bats are grounded by disease or illness. A common misconception is that bats “carry” rabies. Bats are not… Read More »

Latest Whale Butte/Coal Ridge Fire Map, Aug. 25

By | August 25, 2018

From Bill Walker… Attached is the new Whale Butte/Coal Ridge Fire Map recently posted to Inciweb (https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/maps/6149/). Although it doesn’t have much beyond the basic fire boundaries, it at least shows all those old logging roads being used for fire breaks. The “official” maps issued by the Forest Service lack some of this detail. Now… Read More »

Whale Butte Fire Update 8-22-18, Inciweb

By | August 22, 2018

Tap here to see the original information from Inciweb Fire Summary: Fire behavior was minimal yesterday thanks to precipitation received on Monday. The fire continues to smolder through surface fuels along the perimeter of the fire, but is moving slowly. If appropriate conditions develop today, firefighters may use a combination of aerial and hand lit… Read More »

Report about the current plans to control the Whale Butte Fire

By | August 22, 2018

Bill Walker reports… Wow! Karina Pettey put together this very impressive and very encouraging report about the current plans to control the Whale Butte Fire, as well as a project to work on a “fire break being built to protect Polebridge and private properties both north and south.” Highly recommended reading… ———- This afternoon, the… Read More »

Whale Butte Fire Update 8-21-18, Inciweb

By | August 21, 2018

Whale Butte Fire – This lightning caused fire was also ignited on August 11 and is located in the Flathead National Forest. Due to improved smoke conditions yesterday, fire managers were able to take an aerial recon flight over the area. The fire area received some precipitation yesterday that helped temporarily slow fire progression. This… Read More »

Flathead Wild and Scenic River: Comprehensive River Management Plan Fisheries Outstandingly Remarkable Value Meeting – Aug. 29

By | August 20, 2018

The Flathead National Forest, in coordination with Glacier National Park, has begun the process to prepare a Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the 3-Forks of the Flathead River.  Project activities will include reviewing the existing Flathead River Wild and Scenic River Recreation Management Direction and River Management Plan. The 3-Forks of the Flathead was… Read More »