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Missoula RAC to discuss proposed recreation fees

MISSOULA – The Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is scheduled to meet on Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. virtually.  The objectives of the meeting are to: • Approve meeting minutes as needed; • Discuss, recommend and approve new Title II projects...

 

Fire season heating up on Lolo

MISSOULA – The Lolo National Forest protection area received over 300 lightning strikes from storms on the night of July 30. Firefighters responded to and rapidly contained four small fires across the Forest since the storm. Although firefighters...

 

Lolo National Forest partners to plant over 200,000 seedlings

Less than three years have passed since the fires of 2017 and the Lolo National Forest is still making significant steps toward recovery in areas impacted by severe wildfire. Working in close partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF),...

 

E-bikes welcome on 'motorized use' Forest Service trails, roads

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...

 

Comments sought on Liberty II fire salvage project

SEELEY LAKE – The Lolo National Forest is asking for public feedback on a proposal to harvest trees impacted by insect infestation and disease within the 2017 Liberty Fire burned area on the Seeley Lake Ranger District. This effort has been...

 

Monture Trail repaired after recent storms

SEELEY LAKE – Trail crews spent much of last week conducting repair work on Monture Trail #27, located on the Seeley Lake Ranger District, to address a trail washout caused by storms two weeks...

 

Heavy rains cause increased runoff - Monture Trail impassable for stock

SEELEY LAKE – Heavy rains at the beginning of the week resulted in increased runoff and a trail washout in the Monture Drainage on the Seeley Lake Ranger District. Monture Trail #27 is currently...

 

Prescribed burns planned on Seeley Lake Ranger District

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District is planning to conduct prescribed burning and pile burning this fall to help restore habitat and better protect nearby communities from future wildfires b...

 

Road closure on Cottonwood Lakes Road #477

SEELEY LAKE - The Lolo National Forest is replacing the Swamp Creek stream crossing at milepost 3.7 on the Cottonwood Lakes Road (FS Road #477) starting Aug. 19.  The road will be closed on either...

 

Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee seeking members

MISSOULA - The Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is seeking new members to share in the management of local National Forest lands. Volunteer RAC committee members serve an important role in recommending how funds received by counties...

 

Carolyn Upton named Lolo Forest Supervisor

MISSOULA – Carolyn Upton has been named Forest Supervisor for the Lolo National Forest and is expected to begin work in Missoula at the end of March. Upton is currently the deputy Forest Supervisor on the Medicine Bow-Routt National...

 

Membership sought for Resource Advisory Committee

MISSOULA – Membership recruiting is underway for the Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and Forest Service officials are soliciting applications from individuals interested in serving in one of the available 15 positions on the RAC....

 

Lolo National Forest to update mailing list

MISSOULA – The Lolo National Forest is asking the public to help update its mailing list for those who wish to receive forest information about project planning and other activities. Those who are currently on LNF’s mailing list will be notified...

 

Salvage on Liberty Fire Proposed

The Lolo National Forest is proposing to harvest trees burned by the Liberty fire and plant seedlings within the fire perimeter. The project is located on the Lolo National Forest Seeley Lake and Missoula Ranger Districts, 13 miles southwest of...

 

Some Seeley Snowmobile Routes to be Temporarily Closed

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District will close two snowmobile routes near the Rice Ridge Fire burned area beginning Dec. 1 so that trucks can safely haul logs that were removed during fireline construction on the Rice Ridge Fire. The log...

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District to Host Public Lands Day Event

SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Ranger District will host a free half-day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) National Public Lands Day event Saturday, Sept. 24 at Monture Guard Station. The event will include a tour of the historic Guard Station, demonstrations on...

 

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