• Huckleberry bushes by Donna Harrison

    Huckleberry Bushes

    Donna Harrison sent in the following photo of some huckleberry bushes.  Everyone agrees that it was a great huckleberry year, but they’re just about gone and the freeze last night… Read more →

  • Twins


    Patti Hart took this photo of twin fawns.  So cute!

  • Cecily McNeil

    Cecily McNeil

    We were honored with a visit from Cecily McNeil at the recent Pie and Ice Cream Social.

  • Chocolate Legs

    Chocolate Legs

    Debo spotted this beautiful grizzly in her back yard.  She believes that it’s probably “Chocolate Legs”.

  • Handsome Griz

    Handsome Griz

    This is a photo by Gerry Stearns of a handsome North Fork grizzly bear.

  • Curious moose

    Moose on the lose

    This is a photo by Gerry Stearns taken in her and Richard’s back yard on Moose Creek.

  • Larches on Trail Creek

    Larches on Trail Creek

    Here are some larch from a bench on Trail Creek, looking toward Wedge Canyon.  This photo comes from Molly Shepherd.

  • First snow - photo by Becky Braunig

    First snow

    Folks woke up this morning to snow on the ground and flocking the turning larches.  Becky Braunig from Trail Creek sent in the photo.

  • Fall on the North Fork

    Fall on the North Fork

    Fall is one of the best times of year on the North Fork.  Here are some photographs to prove it!

  • Rainbow


    This is another graph photograph taken by Dick Pfaff in a nearby meadow.

  • Squash blossoms

    Squash blossoms

    Squash blossoms from local North Fork gardens including HartsCore, Secrest, Shepherd and Powers.  Picture taken by Patti Hart.

  • Trail Creek road

    Trail Creek road

    Here is a photograph of Trail Creek road in early spring sent in by Becky Braunig.

  • Wolf


    Here is a photograph of a wolf taken by Mark Heaphy.

  • River float

    River float

    Some of the Trail Creek folks went for a river float and Bonny Ogle sent us in this photograph of the river with the mountains behind.

  • Grouse taken by Dick Pfaff

    Sage grouse

    This is a picture of a Spruce Grouse sent in by Dick Pfaff.  If you look closely you’ll see there’s a baby there as well.

  • Hummingbird


    This photo is of a male rufus hummingbird sent in by Peter Freund.

  • Road repair

    Road repair

    The road crew making repairs at Home Ranch Bottoms.  Photograph by Patti Hart.

Fire Mitigation Committee Report, Late Winter 2015

2015 Firewise Day The North Fork has been recognized as a Firewise Community for ten years. One of the requirements for continuing recognition is holding an annual Firewise Day event. The North Fork’s annual Firewise workshops have been informative and well-attended, covering a range of wildfire and stewardship topics. This year, the NFLA’s Fire Mitigation Committee will sponsor its Firewise… Read more →

North Fork Winter Interlocal Agreement 2015 Meeting Minutes

The winter North Fork Interlocal Agreement meeting took place last Wednesday, February 11th, at the Community Building in West Glacier. As in the past, this meeting was well attended by North Forkers and agency representatives alike. Allen Chrisman was kind enough to take extensive notes and turn them into minutes for the meeting. These include answers to specific questions submitted… Read more →

Ed “Mac” McNeil Passed

Last Sunday, February 8th, long time North Forker Ed “Mac” McNeil passed away. Mac and his wife Cecily bought land near Dutch Creek in Glacier National Park in the early 60s.   They later bought 103 acres and built a cabin on the other side of the river near Moose Creek and lived there during the summers. Mac and Cecily were early members of… Read more →


The new year has begun and the NFLA is getting organized for the summer.  Here are a couple of reminders. Don’t forget to pay your dues by March 1 so that you get your copy of the NFLA 2015 Newsletter this spring.  For more information, check out this announcement. Now is the time to get your event scheduled on the NFLA… Read more →

Small Landowners Weed Workshop - March 4 & 11

Small Landowners Weed Workshop – March 4 & 11

If you own 5-50 acres of land and want to learn the basics of weed management, then here is your opportunity. Flathead National Forest, CHS, and others are sponsoring workshops at the FCC campus, Arts & Technology Building on March 4 and March 11. The March 4 focus is on weed identification, plant physiology and non-chemical control options. The March… Read more →

The traditional Christmas dinner photo

Christmas Dinner at the Hall 2014

After a picture perfect day on the North Fork that included lots of snow and a blue sky, folks gathered at Sondreson Hall for Christmas dinner.  Santa’s elves had been there early to decorate with colorful lights and a beautiful Christmas tree and then neighbors began arriving laden down with side dishes and desserts.  There were probably 50 or more… Read more →

Winter Events on the North Fork

Everyone had a great time at Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by the NFLA at Sondreson Community Hall.  But there is more fun to be had on the North Fork this winter. Christmas Dinner at the Hall – Come join your North Fork neighbors at Sondreson Hall for a Christmas potluck dinner. Turkey and ham will be provided. Please bring a side dish… Read more →

University of Montana returns to the North Fork

The University of Montana returns to the North Fork from Sunday January 18 until Friday January 23. And the usual Monday night program by Rick and Susie Graetz – Monday January 19 at 6:30 PM in the Community Center – will be presented. This event this year features a new version of “This Is Montana.” THIS IS MONTANA It’s been… Read more →

Fall 2014 Enrollment Letter

It’s that time of year again, time for the Fall Enrollment Letter where North Fork landowners are encouraged to get involved with the NFLA.  The enrollment has been mailed out, but in case yours goes astray, here it is in an electronic version: 2014 Enrollment Letter. Generating and mailing the Fall Enrollment Letter and Spring Newsletter takes a lot of work and… Read more →

Expert turkey carver

Thanksgiving at the Hall 2014

The community celebrated another wonderful Thanksgiving at the Community Hall last evening.  The roads getting to the hall were icy and slick, but friends and neighbors (some coming all the way from town) were not to be stopped.  Several folks brought appetizers including some delicious deviled eggs. The side dishes were especially good this year including mashed potatoes, several different… Read more →