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... Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the Lolo Peak fire camp during the height of last summer's wildfire season. (Martin Kidston/Missoula Current). Montana Sen. Steve Daines on Thursday said he'll conduct a hearing on sexual harassment in the U.S. Forest Service in response to the resignation of Tony Tooke, ...
The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Lolo Insect and Disease project, which proposes forest management and watershed improvement in the Lolo Creek drainage. The public can now submit comments on the DEIS during the ...

A notice will be posted on the forest's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/NPClwNFs) when the rest room is re–opened. The men's and women's restrooms at the visitor center — located on U.S. Highway 12 on the Idaho–Montana state line — are still open and operational, as are all other services and ...
21, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests staff were informed that several items within the Lolo Pass Visitor Center restrooms had been burned, including toilet seats and soap dispensers. Damage to the family restroom was severe enough to warrant closing the restroom until damages can be repaired.
The Family Restroom at Lolo Pass Visitor Center was closed last week due to what officials are calling vandalism. According to a news release from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest, "several items within the Lolo Pass Visitor Center restrooms had been burned, including toilet seats and soap ...
KALISPELL – With one deadline past and another looming, Flathead National Forest officials will be working weekends to identify the issues raised in ... of grizzly bear habitat on the Flathead, Lolo, Kootenai, and Helena-Lewis and Clark forests included within the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.

"We've received 74 timely objections regarding the revision of the Flathead's plan, as well as the associated Regional Forester's species of conservation concern as well as the Lolo, Helena, Lewis and Clark and Koootenai National Forest amendments," Krueger says. The plan includes a section on grizzly ...
The panel of 16 people included representation from the Lolo National Forest, Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Clearwater Resource Council, Montana DNRC, Bureau of Land Management, Ovando and Seeley Lake Fire Departments, Missoula County Health Department and Emergency Services and ...
If you share a love of North Central Idaho forests and want to express your ideas about their management, make plans to show up at the public meetings being sponsored by the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest this week. The recently-released Lolo Insect and Disease draft environmental impact ...
The current deputy forest supervisor of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest has been named acting forest supervisor on the Lolo National Forest. Sara Mayben will hold the position while Lolo Forest Supervisor Tim Garcia completes a four-month Forest Service assignment in California, where he'll ...
It is not a surprise the bill opens up tens of thousands of acres in the Lolo National Forest to timber sales. Also not surprising, the authors of the bill will be the only people who decide on those projects. The rest of the locals will be left out in the cold without the power to express their opinions about the lands ...
The Lolo Insect and Disease DEIS analyzes alternatives for regeneration and intermediate harvest, soil rehabilitation, road improvements, and other proposed work on National Forest System lands within the 78,500–acre project area. This work would improve forest health, provide goods and services to ...
“Two million acres is a lot, even in Montana,” the Whitefish native continued. “That's the Flathead National Forest, poof, gone. Lolo National Forest, gone. We use our land for hunting, fishing, hiking, and to create jobs. Our outdoor economy is a billion-dollar economic engine for the state that creates jobs.
"We've received 74 timely objections regarding the revision of the Flathead's plan, as well as the associated Regional Forester's species of conservation concern as well as the Lolo, Helena, Lewis and Clark and Koootenai National Forest amendments," Krueger says. The plan includes a section on grizzly ...
It authorizes a trail plan to provide more access to the Lolo National Forest. Glenn Casamassa, associate deputy chief of the National Forest System, told committee members that the agency supports the goals of Tester's bill to implement a variety of restoration and recreation improvements, wilderness ...
The Flathead National Forest is proposing to incorporate the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bear habitat management direction as part of its plan revision process. That direction will be the same as in the amended forest plans of the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai and Lolo national ...
HAMILTON — Shake off the mid-winter blahs with outdoor recreation demo days this weekend at the Lolo Pass Visitor Center. Visitors of all ages are ... Pass Visitor Center at 208/942-3113. The center is on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest off of U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho/Montana state line.

31 to apply on the Forest Service Four Rivers Lottery website (http://bit.ly/2mLBDri) for permits for the Selway, Middle Fork of the Salmon, main Salmon ... Some of my favorites are taking the Lolo Motorway from above Kamiah to Cayuse Junction, over to the North Fork of the Clearwater and Kelly Creek and ...
The trailhead to Jerry Johnson sits about an hour from Lolo along Northwest Passage Scenic Byway and All American Road along the Lochsa Wild and Scenic River. It is a land of cedars and snow, ... The hike to Jerry Johnson Hot Springs in winter is a trek through a wintry forest. Courtesy photo. The trail ...
... West Central Montana Avalanche Center will provide instruction on how to use avalanche beacons, the local snowpack and recent avalanche activity. Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Lolo Pass Visitor Center at 208/942-3113. The center is on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest ...
Anyone looking for some winter outdoor exercise can find inspiration and education in the Montana Wilderness Association's 2018 Wild Winter Offerings. This year's menu consists of 34 outings spanning the state from the Pryor Mountains in southeastern Montana to the Lolo National Forest west of ...
Motorists on U.S. Highway 83 pass through a plume of smoke from the Lolo Peak fire as flames from the fire, and from backfiring operations, pushed ... The Forest Service, meanwhile, is spending about $3.5 million in Montana on post-fire rehabilitation, including road and trail stabilization and weed control.
Much of that fire burned on the Lolo National Forest, and some on the Flathead National Forest. The Rice Ridge Salvage Harvest proposal project is now in its public comment period. The project is looking to harvest dead, dying and diseased timber on just over 4,800 acres. In a statement, project managers ...
Much of that fire burned on the Lolo National Forest, and some on the Flathead National Forest. The Rice Ridge Salvage Harvest proposal project is now in its public comment period. The project is looking to harvest dead, dying and diseased timber on just over 4,800 acres. In a statement, project managers ...
“We've been trying to get this done for a while, and finally got some heritage Stewardship Enhancement money from the region to prepare the cover form and individual nominations,” Caywood said. “We've combined with the Lolo forest to do this, so there's five lookouts on the Lolo and six on the Bitterroot.
“We've been trying to get this done for a while, and finally got some heritage Stewardship Enhancement money from the region to prepare the cover form and individual nominations,” Caywood said. “We've combined with the Lolo forest to do this, so there's five lookouts on the Lolo and six on the Bitterroot.
The alert from the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest noted dangerous driving conditions, including access to the parking area. There are problems with the vault toilet at the hot springs, too. Road conditions have prevented pumping of the toilet. The closure includes Weir Creek trailhead, Weir Creek ...
With grasses and trees drying, rounds of lightning storms sparked blazes from mountain forests to prairie draws. On Aug. ... Other notable fires included the Meyers fire in the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest, the Sapphire Complex in the Lolo National Forest, the Liberty fire on the Flathead Indian ...
The Trust for Public Lands brokered the deal between Stimson Lumber Co. and the U.S. Forest Service for the private parcel checkerboarded inside part of the Lolo National Forest. It provides access to more than 6,000 acres of public land popular for hunting fishing, hiking and biking east of Clinton.
The Seeley Lake Driftriders Snowmobile Club started grooming the snowmobile trail system around Seeley Lake this past week. The grooming of the trail system by the Driftriders is permitted by the Lolo National Forest and supported by the Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks. Under the Special ...
The hot, dry weather led to crews from the Bitterroot National Forest extinguishing 65 wildfires that summer, with more than 43,000 acres burned across the forest. That didn't include the 54,000-acre Lolo Peak fire, which started on the Lolo National Forest and eventually burned into the Bitterroot.
Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located on Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana state line, has different hours of operation during the holidays. The visitor center will be closing at 12:30 p.m. (PST) on Sunday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and will be closed on Christmas Day. The visitor center will close at 3:15 p.m. on ...
Under the special use permit administered by the Forest Service, the Missoula Snowgoers may begin grooming any time after Dec. 1 each year. Typically the Lolo Pass and Elk Meadows areas are groomed first and the remainder of the system groomed as snow accumulates at the lower elevations.
The Missoula Snowgoers are grooming the trail system at the Lolo Pass area in the Missoula and Powell ranger districts. A Lolo National Forest press release issued Dec. 18 says the Lolo Pass and Elk Meadows areas will be groomed first, followed by the rest of the system as snow accumulates in lower ...
“Similar to past fire salvage efforts on the Lolo National Forest, resource protection measures would be applied to mitigate any potential effects from timber harvest and haul,” said Chris Partyka, Forest environmental coordinator. “The primary intent of salvage is to capture the economic value of the burned ...
KALISPELL – With one deadline past and another looming, Flathead National Forest officials will be working weekends to identify the issues raised in ... of grizzly bear habitat on the Flathead, Lolo, Kootenai, and Helena-Lewis and Clark forests included within the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.
KOOSKIA — A 45-day public comment period is under way on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Lolo Insect and Disease project. A public meeting on the project is set for March 7 in Kooskia. The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests is proposing forest management and watershed ...
Forest staff understand that Weir Creek Hot Springs is a very popular winter recreation destination on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. ... https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices, through the Kooskia Ranger Station, 208-926-4274, or through the Lolo Pass Visitor Center, ...
31, 2017 photo, the Rice Ridge Fire burns in the Lolo National Forest near Woodworth Road northeast of Salmon Lake, Mont. ... After more than 700,000 acres of national forest land in Montana and Northern Idaho burned this summer, the Forest Service has created a team to oversee post-fire salvage and ...
College days were spent in Missoula at the University of Montana, and he first got a toe in at the U.S. Forest Service by volunteering as a wilderness ranger at the Lolo Forest, located in the west central part of the state. Stiles departed for West Yellowstone, where he earned a spot on the agency's payroll ...
The hope is to have the update completed within two years, prior to the Bitterroot National Forest's revision of its forest plan. Depending upon funding, the Bitterroot and Lolo forests expects to conduct an assessment of the management situation in 2017 and 2018, with the final plan expected to be prepared ...
Northwest Montana's county commissioners want to see more fire-scorched timber salvaged from Lolo National Forest. The Forest Service is racing to complete the assessments, environmental reviews and public review processes required for area salvage operations to proceed. If timber isn't cut within ...
Rachel Feigley, district ranger for the Lolo National Forest, said the collaborative has had a tangible impact, including helping with a project to thin the forest alongside Highway 83 near the Lolo Forest in Seeley Lake. She emphasized that with additional funds, the Forest Service could do more similarly ...
The Lolo Pass Visitor Center opened Dec. 2 for the winter season. Recreation passes are required to park at the center, and cost $5 a day or $35 for a season pass. They can be purchased at the visitor center or in Missoula at the Trail Head, Lolo National Forest office at Fort Missoula and Lolo Hot Springs.
As the Daily Inter Lake previously reported, the U.S. Forest Service is racing to complete the assessments, environmental reviews, and public review processes required for area salvage operations to proceed. If timber isn't cut within one year of a fire, weather and insect damage can render it useless.
Five of those — Caribou, Cub, Gibralter Ridge, West Fork and Moose Peak — are in Kootenai National Forest. The Kootenai sites under consideration total 87,823 acres (one site, Moose Peak, extends into Lolo National Forest). Of those, 17,120 acres have been proposed for salvage. “You're limited in ...
After hours, day passes can be purchased at the front door of the visitor center for exact cash or check. Day passes and season passes can also be purchased in Missoula at The Trail Head on Front Street, the Lolo National Forest office at Fort Missoula, and the Lolo Hot Springs along Highway 12.
The U.S. Forest Service expects to award salvage logging contracts totaling 30,254 acres in 11 locations scattered over three National Forests in Western Montana. The burned areas affected are on the Kootenai, Lolo, and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests. The Northern Region will be requesting ...
Regional Forest Supervisor Leanne Marten recognized that when she formed for the first time a regional post-fire response incident management team ... By taking a regional approach, Elson said the team could help those forests, like the Lolo, that faced doing work on numerous large fires and provide a ...
The deadline for public comment period for a proposed tree harvest by the Lolo National Forest for the Sunrise and Sheep Gap fires is December 1, 2017. The Sunrise Fire Salvage project is located on both the Superior and Ninemile Ranger Districts about 7 miles southeast of Superior, primarily within the ...


 

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