The Livingston Range in winter Contributed by Leighton Pettey
As some of you may recall from last summer’s Interlocal, Flathead County discovered, after 100+ years, that the North Fork Road has no official easement through a section of state land near the border. This means they have to buy access from Montana DNRC. *And* that means DNRC has to scope out the sale, including a public comment period. (They… Read more →
The governor has tightened up the state’s pandemic-related restrictions, effective November 20, 2020. The only impact locally is to reduce Sondreson Hall’s maximum capacity from 50 to 25. Everything else remains the same. Here are the updated “Sondreson Hall Use Restrictions and Guidelines” . . . The following restrictions, guidelines and notices apply to the use of Sondreson Hall under… Read more →
Since there was a considerable kerfuffle last spring over outfitting and guiding permits in the North Fork, I thought I’d pass along the press release I received this morning concerning permits for winter activities. As near as I can tell, the only thing planned for our part of the North Fork is a series of guided snowshoe trips up the… Read more →
From the official press release . . . October 15, 2020 Kalispell, MT–Flathead National Forest announced today that the Frozen Moose forest and fuels management project has moved to the next phase of its planning process with the release of the draft decision notice. The draft decision proposes 8,077 acres of vegetation treatments to reduce forest fuels, improve forest health… Read more →
Cross-posted from Facebook . . . Well, we are almost out of the woods for Fire Season 2020 in the Northern Rockies. We have areas of dry fuel with potential in Eastern Montana, although the forecast is for normal fire potential across the Geographic Area. Our rainfall in Northwest Montana on September 24 and 25 provided significant relief, but the… Read more →
REMINDER: This Sunday, October 11, 8:00pm, is the year’s last NFLA general membership meeting. We will, as usual, be collecting non-perishable food items for distribution to the local food banks. This year, donations will go to the Northwest Montana Veterans Stand Down and Food Pantry. If you can’t make the meeting, you can give items to someone who plans to… Read more →
The North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee has withdrawn the zoning appeal originally scheduled to be heard at the Flathead County Board of Adjustments on October 6. All of you who were planning to attend this meeting no longer need to do so.
From Flannery Coats . . . Le Grizz Ultramarathon & Relay is recruiting! Volunteers needed on October 10th in a variety of timeslots. This is a perfect opportunity to catch up on spectator sports and cheer on a neighbor or three! See link below… https://volunteersignup.org/events
A public hearing before the County Board of Adjustment is scheduled regarding an Appeal filed by the North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee to a written Zoning Determination from the County Planning & Zoning Office (“CP&Z”) regarding rental cabins, guest cabins and a yoga studio on property located at 1070 Numa Peak Lane. This Zoning Determination was made by the… Read more →
The North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee (NFLUAC) meets at Sondreson Hall at 7:00pm, Thursday, September 10. The agenda focuses on a discussion of potential text amendments to the North Fork zoning regulations.