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Lewis And Clark National Forest

King's paradise: Castle Mountains provide wealth of opportunity

King's paradise: Castle Mountains provide wealth of opportunity

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Looking at the map, it didn’t seem like it would take long to drive up and over the Castle Mountains in central Montana.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Meeting Tuesday on Lewis and Clark forest planning

An open house for people interested in learning about and participating in the process to revise the existing outdated forest plans for the Helena and Lewis and Clark National Forests will be held in Billings on Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Custer National Forest Supervisor’s Office, loca…

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Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

Guest opinion: The Front needs full delegation support

In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influe…

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Lewis and Clark, Helena national forests join forces as budgets shrink

HELENA – Bill Avey, forest supervisor for the Helena and Lewis and Clark National forests, pointed to a jumbled mass of topographical lines in the heart of the Bob Marshal Wilderness, searching for the location of a past forest fire. Finally his finger rested on the confluence of drainages.

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Lingering snow keeps some campgrounds closed

Lingering snow keeps some campgrounds closed

Campers traveling to the Lewis and Clark National Forest for the holiday weekend will find fewer campgrounds open because of lingering snow.

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Guest opinion: Heritage Act would protect Montana wilderness

Guest opinion: Heritage Act would protect Montana wilderness

Wilderness replenishes our soul. Our eyes get a little brighter after a few days in the backcountry. Our stresses slide off like April snowmelt. Traveling to wild country can be a challenging journey, but it’s a journey that changes us for the better.

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Small wildfire burning in Bob Marshall Wilderness Area

Small wildfire burning in Bob Marshall Wilderness Area

HELENA - A small wildfire is burning in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, in the same location as the 1988 fire.

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Land near White Sulphur added to national forest

GREAT FALLS — The U.S. Forest Service has purchased another 2,360 acres of the former Bair Ranch northwest of White Sulphur Springs to protect wildlife habitat and ensure public access.

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Fire restrictions being lifted on Lewis & Clark National Forest

Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted at midnight on Friday across much of the Lewis & Clark National Forest.

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Montana firefighters brace for hotter weather

ROSEBUD — Fire officials on Sunday boosted the number of firefighters battling the six wildfires that form the Rosebud complex in southeastern Montana to 672 while the amount of area burned remained about the same at 272 square miles.

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Fire evacuations ordered in Lewis and Clark forest

Fire evacuations ordered in Lewis and Clark forest

HELENA — Authorities concerned over a growing wildfire have ordered evacuations in a remote part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest where there are dozens of recreational cabins and other structures.

August 01, 2012 1:04 pm Related Loading…
Wildfire in Bob Marshall Wilderness at 500 acres

Wildfire in Bob Marshall Wilderness at 500 acres

GREAT FALLS - Officials have mapped a wildfire burning in the Bob Marshall Wilderness and now estimate that it has scorched 500 acres.

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Drilling fees pay for new national forest lands in 15 states, including Montana

Offshore drilling fees are financing the purchase of $41.6 million worth of new national forest lands in 15 states, including Montana.

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Stranded Montana man kept wits by playing 'Angry Birds'

Stranded Montana man kept wits by playing 'Angry Birds'

HELENA — A man stranded for three days on a snowy mountain road in Montana attributed his survival to God, a rationed supply of beef jerky and the video game "Angry Birds" that he played on his cellphone to keep his wits.

March 15, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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Trails blocked

Trails blocked

High winds on Wednesday dropped trees across snowmobile trails in the Little Belt Mountains. Riders should exercise caution this weekend in the area.

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Guest opinion: Front legislation reflects local concerns

Two years ago, three former chiefs of the U.S. Forest Service asked Montana’s congressional delegation to support a local Montana effort aimed at protecting the Rocky Mountain Front. This is the first time that three former leaders of the Forest Service put their collective weight behind a c…

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Free snowshoeing, cross-country skiing lessons offered on Saturday

A day of guided snowshoe hikes and two beginner-level cross country ski tours will be offered free on Saturday at the Silver Crest Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Area in the Little Belt Mountains.

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Logging to close some snowmobile trails in Little Belts

Logging operations will temporarily close several roads to snowmobiling on the Lewis and Clark National Forest in the Little Belt Mountains this winter.

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Lewis and Clark National Forest trail closed after grizzly attacks hunter

GREAT FALLS - The U.S. Forest Service has closed a two-mile section of trail in the Lewis and Clark National Forest southwest of East Glacier Park after a grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter over the weekend.

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Motorized ban back in place in parts of Lewis and Clark Forest

GREAT FALLS — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's ruling and put back in place seasonal restrictions on motorized travel in some areas of the 1.8-million acre Lewis and Clark National Forest in north-central Montana.

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