MISSOULA — Bitterroot River floaters better brace for some long drags as a tough water year heads toward the end of irrigation season.
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.
HAMILTON — Cross-country skiers at Lake Como won’t have to contend with wolf traps right alongside trails at the popular ski area.
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.
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.
The larvae of a mountain pine beetle on a piece of bark covered with the channels created by the insects.
Forest Service regional entomologist Nancy Sturdevant walks toward a pocket of mountain pine beetle-killed ponderosa pine near Lake Como in May 2013.
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.
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.
HAMILTON - Authorities say they have tracked down five teenagers who damaged several picnic tables in the Bitterroot National Forest last month.
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