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 By Andi Bourne    News    October 12, 2017

Cahoon Named Logger of the Year

SEELEY LAKE – Bull Creek Forestry's reputation of good forest stewardship, and respect for both the land and the people they work with is known in the area. Now Montana Wood Products Association...

 

Community Briefs

Swan Valley AARP Meeting, Oct. 2 SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley AARP will meet at noon Monday, Oct. 2 at the Swan Valley Community Hall. A potluck lunch hosted by Russ and Larrine Abolt will begin at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., Joe Pecora, a Cowboy Poet...

 

Community Briefs

Community Handbell Choir Fall Season Begins SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley-Swan Mountain Bells, a local community handbell choir, will kick-off the fall season Tuesday, Sept. 26. New members are welcome. Anyone who is curious is encouraged to give the...

 

Community Briefs

Red Cross Blood Drive, Sept. 20 SEELEY LAKE – Mission Bible Fellowship will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday Sept. 20 from 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. People can register at www.redcrossblood.org or download the Red Cross app....

 

Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to extreme fire conditions, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) lands in western Montana are temporarily closed to all public access until conditions improve. TNC joins private timber...

 

Rice Ridge Fire Saturday Morning Update

Morning Update: The Rice Ridge Fire remains 122,843 acres because no infrared flight occurred over the fire last night. The fire is 5% contained and there are 801 fire personnel assigned to the fire....

 

Housing Element Tackled - Nearly Completed

SWAN VALLEY - The Housing Element, the fourth of seven elements of the Swan Valley Growth Plan, was addressed and edited at the Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee meeting Aug. 16. The committee completed six sections of the element. The committe...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    August 10, 2017

Vital Ground, Nature Conservancy Team Up on North Fork Flathead Easement

A property that helped turn Montana's North Fork Flathead River Valley into a conservation stronghold is changing hands but remaining wild. The Vital Ground Foundation has teamed up with The Nature Co...

 

Restoration of Fire-adapted Ecosystems - "The Era of Mega-Fires"

In the past decade, we have made significant progress in making the Seeley/Swan more resilient to the effects of wildfire. This has been accomplished by conducting fuel reduction treatments on... Full story

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 27, 2017

Revive and Thrive Creates Recreation Opportunity

SEELEY LAKE - More than 60 people came together for a volunteer work day at Fawn Pond on July 23. The Nature Conservancy hosted their sixth annual Revive and Thrive event to celebrate conservation...

 
 By Micah Drew    News    July 27, 2017

Mantas Announces Retirement

SWAN VALLEY - Maria Mantas, the executive director of Swan Valley Connections for the last four years, will be retiring this fall. "A good executive director keeps the family together, keeps the team...

 

Community Briefs

Asphalt Millings Pile Continues to Grow – No Current Legal Issues SEELEY LAKE - The millings pile south of Seeley Lake has grown considerably over the course of the Highway 83 construction. There are currently no violations with the site. The...

 

Appendices Added - Edits to Third Element Sections

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee voted to add appendices to the draft growth plan at their meeting June 14. The committee also discussed and edited three sections of the Land Use Element. Despite Chair Ken Donovan’s...

 
 By Chris Bryant    Opinion    June 1, 2017

Revive and Thrive with TNC

The Nature Conservancy (TNC), along with our partners at the Blackfoot Challenge and Five Valleys Land Trust, invite members of the community to celebrate restoration and land protection with our...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

The Social Problem – Coexisting with Wildfire

SEELEY LAKE – The reality of wildfires burning more frequently with higher intensity and across larger areas was the hot topic Thursday, April 27 during the Era of Megafires event in Seeley Lake. Gu...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 4, 2017

Students Experience Calving at Paws Up Ranch

GREENOUGH – It is calving season in the Blackfoot. Sunset School students had the opportunity to learn about the calving and ranch operations at the Paws Up Ranch from Ranch Manager Kyle Kelley and...

 

Leaders in Land Stewardship Begin Community Forest Discussions

SEELEY LAKE - Timber companies and conservationists may seem like unlikely partners—for those who don’t know the Blackfoot, that is. For years, Seeley Lake’s Pyramid Mountain Lumber has partnered with many groups on conservation initiatives...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 16, 2017

Trails Check-in Promotes Sharing, Economic Benefits

LINCOLN – Trails connecting communities to each other, people to the community and dollars to the local economy were the main discussion points at the day-long Southwest Crown Regional Trails...

 

Seeley Lake Trails Project Kicks Off

SEELEY LAKE - For the past two-and-a-half years Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) has been laying the foundation to allow the Seeley Lake community to plan a comprehensive trails system. To begin buil...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 2, 2017

Antler Thefts Continue, Citations Written for Firewood Cutting

SEELEY LAKE – Missoula County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Sunderland said antler thefts around Seeley Lake are again on the rise. Another issue is people cutting firewood out of season on state and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) land and are blocking the...

 

Swan Valley Economic Development Addressed

SWAN VALLEY - The Swan Valley Regional Planning Committee (SVRPC) discussed and edited seven paragraphs in the Regional Draft Plan at their monthly meeting Jan. 11. The paragraphs were part of the Economic Development Element under the section...

 

New Land Added to Blackfoot River Corridor

Recreational public access and wildlife habitat have been protected on nearly 5,500 acres of former industrial timberland in the Blackfoot Valley. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) transferred the land to...

 

Clearwater-Blackfoot Project: Two Years of Stewardship

As snow finally blankets the valley, the quiet and cold gives us time to reflect on the last year. 2016 has been an incredibly busy year for The Nature Conservancy in Montana, including for those of us who work on the Clearwater-Blackfoot Project....

 

Forest Restoration Creating Jobs in Western Montana

HELENA - A new grant from Montana’s Forests in Focus program will make homes safer, create well-paying jobs and improve forest health – all at the same time. The $249,534 grant will be used to thin out dense forest to reduce the hazards posed by...

 

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