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 By Andi Bourne    News    July 12, 2018 

Commercial Morel Harvest Season Ends on Rice Ridge Fire

SEELEY LAKE – Commercial morel harvest season ended on the Rice Ridge Fire July 7. Seeley Lake District Ranger Rachel Feigley said the season went well with significantly more personal and incidental pickers than commercial pickers in the area....

 

Group Seeks 2018 Montana Neighbor Award Nominations - Deadline Extended

Good neighbors deserve recognition. The Montana Neighbor Awards wants to celebrate good neighbors and is soliciting nominations for its annual awards. Deadline for nominations has been moved to June 14.  The Montana Neighbor Awards is a working...

 

Work and Play on TNC Ground

With abundant snow, this has been an outstanding season for winter recreation around Seeley Lake. We are grateful to all of the people and partner groups who have made this a safe, successful and fun season on The Nature Conservancy’s lands. From...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    March 29, 2018

Liberty Fire Repair Work Nearly Complete - Monitoring Underway

SEELEY LAKE – The repair efforts on the Liberty Fire are nearly complete with only a few roads still needing work in the Gold Creek area. The Nature Conservancy Resource Advisor for the Liberty...

 

Seeley Lake Trails Project Presents Survey Results

SEELEY LAKE – Part I of the report on the March 7, 2018 public trails meeting gave the results of the resident and visitor survey conducted in 2017 by the Clearwater Resource Council (CRC) Trail...

 

Seeley Lake Trails Project Presents Survey Results

SEELEY LAKE – Part I of the report on the March 7, 2018 public trails meeting gave the results of the resident and visitor survey conducted in 2017 by the CRC Trails Advisory Council. Part II...

 
 By Andi Bourne    News    December 21, 2017

Forest Service Works to Recover Post-Fire Landscape

SEELEY LAKE - This past summer, the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Region experienced one of the hottest and driest fire seasons on record, with 36 fires that burned ~710,000 acres on National Forests...

 

A Hopeful Future for Our Forests

Last week, The Nature Conservancy staff from Washington state joined Montana staff to look at the forests burned this summer by the Liberty Fire, which affected roughly 7,000 acres of the land recently acquired by the Conservancy. Dozens of local...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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