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 By Adam Shaw    Opinion    March 14, 2019 

It's high time for us to protect the Blackfoot for future generations

There are rivers and streams every angler holds dear. We wince when their names are mentioned in public, fearing that the word will get out on our secret honey hole and that our next fishing trip will feature fewer trout and more people prodding its...

 

How we can protect the Blackfoot River

Tucked in the valleys and mountains that surround Ovando and Seeley Lake are the many creeks that feed into the Blackfoot River. Among them are North Fork of the Blackfoot, Monture Creek, Morrell Creek and West Fork of the Clearwater. These...

 

Rangers, Trappers & Trailblazers featuring author John Fraley

SEELEY LAKE - Please join us to listen to John Fraley, historian and storyteller of infamous characters who shaped the history of wild country in the forks of the Flathead River. He will be sharing...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    January 31, 2019

Local photographer places second in MWA photo contest

HELENA – Among the winners of the Montana Wilderness Association 2018 Picture Wild Montana photo contest was second place winner Seeley Lake photographer Carol Fowler.  Photography is an artistic...

 
 By Matt Hart    Opinion    January 3, 2019

Protecting a bridge to the Bitterroots

When a federal judge returned grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area to the threatened species list in September, he cited the bears' fragmented range in the lower 48 states as one of his...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 27, 2018

Koppen receives Officer of the Year

MISSOULA – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Bill Koppen received FWP's Officer of the Year award at the Missoula County Exchange Club's 46th Annual Officer of the Year Banquet. Koppen...

 

Seeley Lake Ranger District update

Autumn is here and the Seeley Lake Ranger District is finalizing summer seasonal fieldwork. The upcoming winter season presents a shift in focus but a steady pace of work continues. This update is meant to keep you informed of what is occurring on...

 

FWP Commission opens proposed grizzly bear population objectives for public comment

KALISPELL — The Fish and Wildlife Commission has approved language for a proposed administrative rule that would codify population objectives for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE). The decision Aug. 9 sets into...

 

Let's re-center and look ahead

I’d like to thank Heather Richards for her heartfelt commentary “Strong Enough to Bend” in last week’s Pathfinder. Understanding the post-fire perspective of someone who has spent more than 30 years traversing the trails in the Bob Marshall...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 23, 2018

The Canyon Creek Fire blowup revisited 30 years later

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the Canyon Creek fire, which began early in the summer of 1988 but made it's lasting impact when it burned over 200 square miles in one night on Sept. 6. The...

 

Strong enough to bend

It was a hot, high noon in July as I topped Pyramid Pass headed down canyon on an eight-day backcountry trip to the heart of the Bob Marshall. I'd seen the burn scar late last fall after the fires...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    August 16, 2018

Fire danger extreme, restrictions enacted

Fire danger has been increased to EXTREME across most of northwest Montana and many areas went into Stage I or Stage II Restrictions. It is the public’s responsibility to “Know before you go” by visiting www.firerestrictions.us/mt for the most...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    August 9, 2018

Mountain bikers and policies look to balance wilderness and recreation

When Rep. Greg Gianforte voted in committee in favor of HB 1349, a bill that would allow mountain biking in some wilderness areas, it drew a response from mountain bikers who supported the new bill...

 

FWP proposes rule outlining grizzly bear population objectives in NCDE

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is proposing an administrative rule to codify the population objectives detailed in the conservation strategy for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem. The Fish and Wildlife Commission will vote...

 

Progress on Seeley Lake Ranger District Post-Fire Recovery

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Ranger District continues to work on post-fire recovery related projects. Across the District there is over $2.3 million planned in road maintenance and contract work. Approximately 66 culverts are planned to be...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    July 19, 2018

Retired Smokejumpers Carry on Legacy of Service

OVANDO - This week, retired smokejumpers returned to Seeley Lake, an area that many of them have a deep connection with, to continue to do work that protects and maintains public lands by...

 

Conservation Strategy for Grizzly Bears Completed

An interagency team of biologists, researchers and managers from State, Tribal and Federal agencies completed a Conservation Strategy for grizzly bears in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem in...

 
 By Zoie Koostra    News    June 14, 2018

Summer Adventure Club Sets Out for Another Year

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Summer Adventure Club will be returning this summer for a third year of outdoor activities and adventure for kids. Bridget Laird, the program's coordinator, began an...

 

Swan Mountains a Gateway to Montana Adventure

South of Swan Peak, Lion Creek Pass offers another important route into the Bob Marshall Wilderness by way of Palisades and Little Salmon creeks. The route up the Swan-face side travels through...

 

Schlabach Addressing the Key Issues for HD92

With the primary election less than a month away it's time to reflect on where we have been and where we are headed. I have been busy knocking on doors and enjoyed visiting with many of you about the...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    May 3, 2018

Candidates Vie for Votes

SEELEY LAKE - The Seeley Lake Community Council hosted two candidate forums, April 9 and 11, covering eight races with 31 candidates in attendance. All candidates on the May 8 Special District...

 

Community Briefs

Community Invited to Celebrate Seeley Lake Fire Department’s Newest Honorary Member Addy Trevino, April 29 SEELEY LAKE – The Seeley Lake Fire Department formally invites the entire Seeley Lake Community to join them in making Seeley Lake’s...

 
 By A. Lee Boman    Opinion    April 19, 2018

Hiking Time!

From the Introduction to 100 Classic Hikes MONTANA, by Douglas Lorain: "If you mention Montana to an avid hiker living almost anywhere else in the United States, the reaction is usually a big smile,...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 22, 2018

Montanans Still Support Tester's Blackfoot Clearwater Stewarship Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A poll of more than 500 Montanans released by the Montana Wildlife Federation showed continued support for U.S Senator Jon Tester’s Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act and collaborative efforts to protect wildlife habitat,...

 
 By Carol Brodie    News    March 15, 2018

Poet Amy Pearson Takes Open Book Club to a Lookout in the Bob Marshall

SEELEY LAKE - Amy Pearson, writer, teacher, photographer, poet, student of Buddhism and wilderness advocate will be reading from and discussing her recent book of poetry and photographs, "100 Days of...

 

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