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 By Henry Netherland    News    May 6, 2021 

Loon & Fish Art Show and Festival returns

SEELEY LAKE - After taking a year off due to COVID-19, Alpine Artisans, Inc.'s (AAI) Loon and Fish Art Show and Festival will return for 2021 with a new date. Instead of taking place Memorial Day...

 

BLM seeks public comment on proposed land acquisition

MISSOULA – The public is invited to comment on a proposal by the Bureau of Land Management to acquire more land in the Blackfoot River Watershed. The BLM's Missoula Field Office seeks public input...

 
 By Sara Schmidt    News    April 29, 2021

Smokey skies this spring a sign of prescribed fire coordination at a scale that matters

Over the last few weeks, a number of private landowners, organizations and public agencies have conducted prescribed burns in the Blackfoot River watershed with the goal of enhancing both forest healt...

 

Prescribed burns planned in Blackfoot Valley

 The Nature Conservancy and partners plan to conduct and/or assist with prescribed fires in the Blackfoot Valley this spring. The burns are part of TNC's ongoing forest restoration work which...

 

Community Briefs

Placid Creek Rd. 349 temporary road closure PLACID LAKE - Placid Creek Road National Forest Service Road 349 from milepost 2.7 to milepost 5.1 will be temporarily closed through the end of February for fuels reduction work. The Nature Conservancy...

 

Closing a chapter and welcoming the next

As we welcome the New Year, The Nature Conservancy was glad to end the last one with some good news. On Christmas Eve, we finalized another sale of more than 12,000 acres of land to the U.S. Forest Service. Together with a previous sale, more than...

 

Double Arrow Ranch - Facts, figures and a little history

Double Arrow Ranch has been a part of the Seeley Lake community for 48 years. It continues to see new construction and undeveloped lots change hands. This past year over 60 property transactions...

 

The Nature Conservancy sells 12,000 acres to U.S. Forest Service

The Nature Conservancy's (TNC) sale of 12,039 acres of former industrial timber land to the U.S. Forest Service will allow for more public access according to a press release. The sold area was part...

 

Temporary winter road and snowmobile trail closures begin

SEELEY LAKE –While National Forest Service roads generally close to wheeled vehicles Dec. 1, due to the lack of snow this year on the Seeley Lake Ranger District, the roads remain open until grooming begins. There will also be temporary road and...

 

Lake View Trail completed, ground broken for all-access trail

SEELEY  LAKE - As part of their Hill 16 trail system project, Seeley Lake Regional Outdoor Center for Kinetic Sports' (ROCKS) recently completed the Lake View Trail and began a yet to be named...

 

Stories of stewardship

Stewardship: The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care. What does it mean to be a good steward? This is something we think about a fair bit at the Blackfoot...

 

Trail work continues near Placid Lake

SEELEY LAKE - On Friday, July 24th, a ROCKS work party spent 50+ hours on the new “Lakeview” trail just north of Placid Lake State Park. This work-party improved drainage on the trails that ROCKS constructed last August-September and pulled...

 
 By Bebe Crouse    Opinion    July 30, 2020

Tackling the risk of wildland fire

By the calendar, Montana has four seasons. Yet, increasingly, we are experiencing a fifth; fire season. As July draws to a close, a lot of us are starting to think what might be ahead as temperatures...

 

Checkerboarding, rubber forty and dummy entrymen

If the early history of Seeley Lake is intertwined with the lumber industry, the rise of the United States Forest Service is incontrovertibly intertwined with Seeley Lake and in particular with the Bi...

 
 By Griffen Smith    News    June 11, 2020

BLM secures nearly 5,000 acres in the Lower Blackfoot River

MISSOULA - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) bought 4,480 acres in the Lower Blackfoot River drainage from The Nature Conservatory (TNC) , which secures permanent public access to the land. The purchase was within the Upper Belmont Creek...

 

Local recreation opportunities offer something for everyone

So here is the best news of all – you don't even have to be athletic by nature to enjoy some of the work ROCKS is doing to promote fun outdoor activities. While a big part of ROCKS efforts are...

 

The Nature Conservancy launches free online resource

The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists are launching Nature Lab, a new online learning platform designed to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep it running strong. “As schools around the...

 

A new vision for Montana forests

Imagine trying to hike, bike or ride a snowmobile in your local mountains only to encounter a fence and no trespassing sign every mile or so. That could have been the future for hundreds of thousands...

 

Lolo National Forest and TNC finalize sale

SEELEY LAKE - The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Forest Service are excited to announce the finalization of a sale which will move 16,400 acres of former commercial timber lands into the public domain. T...

 

Double Arrow Ranch - The early days of the residential development

Some say that events and people become of historical interest after 50 years have passed. If that is so, the early phases of Double Arrow Ranch will reach this milestone in June of 2022, just over...

 

ROCKS - A place for all

Seeley Lake ROCKS' mission "To build healthy children, strong families and vibrant communities through outdoor recreation," has expanded significantly the past two years. Two years ago, ROCKS...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    November 28, 2019

BLM purchases more than 7,000 acres in lower Blackfoot watershed

MISSOULA – On Nov. 21, the Bureau of Land Management's Missoula Field Office preserved public access by acquiring 7,268 acres of land in the Blackfoot River Corridor. Using Sportsman's...

 

Community Briefs

Information sought on moose poached near Clinton  CLINTON - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) is seeking information on a bull moose that was poached this week near Clinton in western Montana. The moose was found in the Swartz Creek area...

 

Community Briefs

TNC Beeskove Fire closure lifted POTOMAC - The Nature Conservancy’s western Montana forest land that had been closed due to the Beeskove fire reopened to the public Thursday, Sept. 26. Users are asked to follow TNC’s Open Lands Policy that can...

 
 By Erin Hendel    Opinion    August 22, 2019

A new face in conservation: Intern Tayler Templin

If you've visited Nature Conservancy land in the Seeley-Swan area in the past few months, there's a good chance that you've run into Tayler Templin. An avid camper, hiker, angler and photographer,...

 

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