Beartooth Ranger District
Spread out across the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness’ rocky and rugged 994,000 acres are roughly 1,300 campsites connected by a spiderweb of trails.
The Beartooth Ranger District conducted a tour in 2013 to familiarize the public with its proposed Greater Red Lodge Area logging project.
The Beartooth Ranger District is warning drivers that the route up Sage Creek Road into the west side of the Pryor Mountains is not a legal public easement, even though it’s been used for decades.
The Beartooth Ranger District will host the “Porcupine Moon Walk” on May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Silver Run Plateau trailhead.
The owners of Red Lodge Mountain ski area have no hidden agenda to change the character at the base of the mountain if a proposed land swap with the Forest Service goes through.
Snow Science Full Moon Ski set for Saturday
The Beartooth Ranger District is seeking public comment on a proposed one-day fat tire winter mountain bike race on March 14 on the West Fork of Rock Creek Road.
The Lunar Geology Full Moon Ski will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Red Lodge Nordic Center.
Calling a proposed logging project in the Red Lodge area devastating to the ecosystem, many of the people objecting to the proposal renewed their arguments in a conference call Monday, while also voicing their disdain for the process.
Jeff Stockwell, fire management officer for the Beartooth Ranger District, gives a talk about the 2008 Cascade fire during a tour of the West Fork Rock Creek drainage in 2013. The tour was one way the forest tried to familiarize the public with its proposed Greater Red Lodge Area logging project.
RED LODGE — After 24 years and an investment of almost $460,000, a unique Montana cooperative project that has regenerated aspen stands along the Beartooth Face may be finished despite definitive success.
Aspen stands glow yellow on a beautiful fall day along the Beartooth Face at the end of Fox Road, near Red Lodge. The Beartooth Ranger District’s Palisades Trail loops through the trees.
Barb Pittman, the Beartooth Ranger District’s biologist, stops in a clearing to point out the different types of aspen stands in the area.
Barb Pittman, Beartooth Ranger District biologist, tells the group how in the past work has been done by weed crews that may no longer be available.
People attending an aspen regeneration project tour last week walk through a stand of trees that was thinned along the Beartooth Face just northwest of Red Lodge. The project strives to create a variety of habitat, from dense stands for nesting to open ones for mating.
Ruffed grouse are dependent on aspen trees for food, shelter and a place to mate. Strong aspen stands generally go hand-in-hand with good ruffed grouse populations.
Shawn Stewart, a wildlife biologist for Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Red Lodge, has helped guide a cooperative aspen regeneration project in the area since its inception in 1990.
More than two years after seeking public feedback on a new route into the Pryor Mountains, the Beartooth Ranger District is resuscitating its Powerline Road construction project.
With vegetation drying out as the summer progresses, officials on the Beartooth Ranger District near Red Lodge have decided to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions on Wednesday.
Hiking on the Palisades Trail, just minutes from downtown Red Lodge, is a sensory delight.
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