By Griffen Smith
of the Pathfinder 

'Rumbling Owl' project would reduce fuels near Holland Lake


November 9, 2023

US Forest Service, Contributed

The Rumbling Owl project area shaded along this map.

A new project from the Flathead National Forest would do fuel reduction, logging and road management work on roughly 6,000 acres in the southeast area of the district, which officials said would help limit dangerous wildfires and increase forest health.

The project stretches from the southern edge of the Flathead National Forest to Rumble Creek, with Highway 83 and the Bob Marshall Wilderness bordering the western and eastern sides. The area would also include Holland Lake and Upper Holland Lake.

More than 4,400 acres of land in the project site would be logged, including 988 acres of reg...

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