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Gallatin National Forest

Grizzly captured near Red Lodge, relocated

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks biologists and an official from the federal USDA Wildlife Services captured a young grizzly bear this week west of Red Lodge on property where a cow had been killed.

September 26, 2014 9:46 amLoading…
Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

Route to forest being carved south of Big Timber

BIG TIMBER — The sky was a brilliant blue. The first snow of the season was scattered across the hillside, patches of white splotched atop the golden grasses. To the northwest, the Crazy Mountains, coated in fresh snow, seemed to glow from within. Then a covey of about 10 Hungarian partridge…

September 16, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Cherry Creek

Cherry Creek

The route drops into the Cherry Creek drainage, seen on the right. This view looks north toward the Snowy Mountains in the distance.

September 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Muddy track

Muddy track

An elk track is set in soft mud also lined by the cleated track of an excavator or dozer.

September 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
In the works

In the works

Alex Sienkiewicz walks down a portion of the West Deer Creek Road that is under construction south of Big Timber.

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View of the Crazies

View of the Crazies

The Crazy Mountains can be seen from the section of Gallatin National Forest land accessed by West Deer Creek Road.

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Locked for now

Locked for now

Alex Sienkiewicz, Yellowstone District ranger, locks a gate across West Deer Creek Road on Friday. The route won’t open until 2015, but work is underway on the 2-mile section on Forest Service land.

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New trail construction

New trail construction

Three new ATV trails have been completed up the West Fork of Bridger Creek and are open to the public.

August 07, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…

Gallatin forest fire aided by rainfall

The lightning caused Lava Lake fire burning in heavy fuels in a rugged portion of the Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman was 40 percent contained by Tuesday morning.

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Federal judge OKs logging of burned trees by roads

BOZEMAN — A federal judge has ruled that logging will be allowed along roads in part of the Gallatin National Forest scorched by wildfire.

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Reward offered for info on grizzly shooting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information on the shooting of a grizzly bear south of Big Sky in the Gallatin National Forest.

June 03, 2014 11:44 amLoading…
Redesigned Earthquake Lake Visitor Center to reopen on Friday

Redesigned Earthquake Lake Visitor Center to reopen on Friday

After five years of planning and remodeling and a furious final week of last-minute preparations, the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center will hold its grand opening on Friday at 1 p.m. with festivities and a weekend highlighted by guided walking tours.

May 22, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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Cutthroat project modified to avoid poisoning

Cutthroat project modified to avoid poisoning

A proposal to kill trout in South Fork Sixteenmile Creek in order to reintroduce native westslope cutthroat trout has been modified.

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A bear tale: Former warden’s interview sheds light on old photo

A bear tale: Former warden’s interview sheds light on old photo

The old color photograph of the woman posing, rifle in hand, next to a log cabin with the massive dead grizzly bear stirred the imagination. What happened, when and where? And who is she?

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Logging project proposed near Bozeman ski area

The Forest Service is proposing to thin about 250 acres of forest to reduce tree mortality from insect infestations adjacent to Bridger Bowl Ski Area in the Gallatin National Forest.

February 17, 2014 5:21 pmLoading…

Avalanche warning for mountains around Cooke City

The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is continuing its backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains around Cooke City. Heavy snowfall and strong winds have created highly unstable conditions, the center said Friday.

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Gallatin NF suggests winter fat bike routes

The Gallatin National Forest has created a suggested list of routes that are legal for snow bikers on the Gallatin National Forest and close to Bozeman.

February 03, 2014 2:32 pmLoading…
Fuels reduction project to start on Smith Creek

Fuels reduction project to start on Smith Creek

There will be more traffic starting next week on Smith Creek Road as a fuels-reduction project near Wilsall finally begins on the Gallatin National Forest.

January 23, 2014 12:17 pmLoading…
To the north

To the north

To the north from the Smith Creek trail vantage point is an excellent view of the Little Belt and Castle mountains.

January 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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