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Lake Como

Reservoirs drain, sandbars appear as Bitterroot River level down to 30-year low

Reservoirs drain, sandbars appear as Bitterroot River level down to 30-year low

MISSOULA — Bitterroot River floaters better brace for some long drags as a tough water year heads toward the end of irrigation season.

August 14, 2013 5:30 amLoading…
Forest Service seeks comments on thinning project

Forest Service seeks comments on thinning project

DARBY — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments about its 5,640-acre Como Forest Health Project in western Montana in the Bitterroot National Forest.

February 24, 2013 11:00 amLoading…

Bitterroot National Forest imposes trap setback along Lake Como ski trials

HAMILTON — Cross-country skiers at Lake Como won’t have to contend with wolf traps right alongside trails at the popular ski area.

December 21, 2012 7:15 amLoading…
Defensive measure: Crews work to remove pine beetle-infested trees from campground

Defensive measure: Crews work to remove pine beetle-infested trees from campground

LAKE COMO – Last year, the Bitterroot National Forest’s revamped Three Frogs Campground at Lake Como had more visitors than ever, despite opening several weeks later than normal.

May 13, 2012 11:30 am Photos

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Bitterroot Forest sale administrator Gina Reinschmidt

Bitterroot Forest sale administrator Gina Reinschmidt

Bitterroot Forest sale administrator Gina Reinschmidt walks through a stand of ponderosa pine marked with blue paint. The Forest Service is attempting to get ahead of a mountain pine outbreak that threatens the forest around Lake Como.

May 13, 2012 9:20 am
The larvae

The larvae

The larvae of a mountain pine beetle on a piece of bark covered with the channels created by the insects.

May 13, 2012 9:20 am
Nancy Sturdevant

Nancy Sturdevant

Forest Service regional entomologist Nancy Sturdevant walks toward a pocket of mountain pine beetle-killed ponderosa pine near Lake Como in May 2013.

May 13, 2012 9:20 am
Forest Service regional entomologist Nancy Sturdevant

Forest Service regional entomologist Nancy Sturdevant

Forest Service regional entomologist Nancy Sturdevant peels off some bark of a mountain pine beetle-infested ponderosa pine tree in a heavily impacted stand near Lake Como in 2013. Below, a beetle is seen on a tree.

May 13, 2012 9:20 am

Only 1 bidder on pair of Bitterroot National Forest timber sales

HAMILTON -- The Bitterroot National Forest made the adjustments it needed to entice loggers to take another look at a pair of timber sales no one wanted when they were first offered.

January 07, 2012 10:20 pmLoading…

Bitterroot National Forest authorities catch vandals

HAMILTON  - Authorities say they have tracked down five teenagers who damaged several picnic tables in the Bitterroot National Forest last month.

April 13, 2011 12:02 amLoading…

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