Lolo National Forest
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…
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.
The Montana Snowbowl ski area has finally won approval from the Lolo National Forest to add more beginner and intermediate terrain around TV Mountain north of Missoula.
Debbie Austin, a 35-year U.S. Forest Service veteran who worked the past 15 years as supervisor of the Missoula-based Lolo National Forest, announced her retirement Friday.
Both the Bitterroot and Lolo national forests have rejected Tom Maclay’s proposal for an all-public-land ski resort above his former ranch east of Florence.
MISSOULA — The Missoula County Fire Protection Association downgraded the local fire danger from “extreme” to “very high” on Tuesday.
MISSOULA — Firefighters completed a defensive line around the Lolo Creek Complex on Wednesday and spent Thursday testing its strength.
LOLO — Firefighters took their stand along Sleeman Gulch on Wednesday and dared the Lolo Creek Complex to cross the line.
A conservation group filed a lawsuit in district court on Tuesday to block a proposed timber sale on the Lolo National Forest, saying the project will adversely impact a range of species, including the wolverine, fisher and Canada lynx.
MISSOULA — Smoke poured into the Missoula Valley on Sunday from fires burning in the region, and it could be even more thick and possibly “unhealthy” by Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service and the Missoula City-County Health Department.
MISSOULA — A Lolo National Forest employee heading into the Ninemile on Friday discovered a rollover accident, with the driver inside saying he’d been trapped for an extended period of time — possibly since Tuesday.
Last month, Chuck Roady, vice president and general manager of F.H. Stoltz Land and Lumber Co., a family-owned sawmill that has been operating in northwest Montana for more than 100 years, traveled to Washington, D.C., to share with the powers that be what its like to run a mill in Montana.
BONNER – Firefighters backed up by old burn scars put a quick halt to the Stimson fire across the Blackfoot River from Bonner on Tuesday.
HELENA — Authorities say the fire danger in western Montana is rising and restrictions will go into effect beginning next month.
SUPERIOR — A wildfire that started near Interstate 90 about two miles northwest of Superior had grown to an estimated 500 acres by Monday morning.
MISSOULA — Fire crews expanded their containment of a wildfire west of Alberton on Tuesday, even as strong winds pushed the fire to 80 acres.
MISSOULA — After a legal misstep, Lolo National Forest officials believe they’ve answered a federal judge’s request for lynx analysis on the disputed Colt-Summit Restoration and Fuels Reduction Project.
HAMILTON — The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to consider Tom Maclay’s latest proposal to build a destination ski resort on Lolo Peak.
MISSOULA — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has donated 40 acres to the U.S. Forest Service that will give backcountry travelers access to the Lolo National Forest from the Rattlesnake Wilderness.
MISSOULA — A U.S. Forest Service cleanup program repaired or removed more than 1,000 of roads and trails in Montana over a recent five-year period. Now its advocates worry a new budgeting process could squelch that momentum.