Amendment Postponed

An amendment to the NFLA Bylaws was proposed at the July Business Meeting to move the meeting date back to the first Saturday of every month. At the August Business Meeting, the vote on this amendment was postponed and the Board has accepted the task of sending out a survey to all paid members to get their input. Then, it will… Read more →

Scott Emmerich has passed away

We got the following from friends and wanted to pass it along. Scott was a wonderful person and we’re sorry to see him go… I just got a text from Jan Emmerich. Scott passed away last night at home surrounded by his family. His battle with glioblastoma has ended. He was a good friend to many of us in the… Read more →

Fire Training: photo by Allen Chrisman

Fire Training at the Hall

Great turnout for the Fire Training at the Hall last Thursday with some 25 people in attendance! Gary Mahugh did an excellent job going over some of the fundamentals. Thanks to Dick Leigh for being the energy behind this. And thanks to Janet Leigh for the potluck pulled pork main dish! We’ll be thinking about hosting a similar session next… Read more →

2018 Summer Interlocal Summary

Molly Shepherd and Allen Chrisman have combined their notes from the Summer Interlocal that took place at Sondreson Hall on Wednesday, July 18th. You can get a pdf version of that summary by tapping here. Thank you Molly and Allen for taking the time to put these notes together. They will not only be useful for folks who were unable… Read more →

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August 1st National Wildfire Outlook Potential

The August 1st National Wildfire Outlook Potential is very consistent with what has been forecasted before and what we are seeing up the North Fork.  Bottom line for us is that we will see an above average August and September in terms of fire activity.  No real relief during that period, however the forecast is confident that the season will close out… Read more →

2018 North Fork Firewise Day | photo by Allen Chrisman

2018 North Fork Firewise Day Presentation

The NFLA’s Fire Mitigation Committee sponsored its annual Firewise Day workshop on July 18, 2018, preceding the Summer Interlocal meeting. About 45 people attended the program. For more information and excellent recommendations on how to prepare for a wildland fire, tap here to read a summary co-authored by Molly Shepherd and Allen Chrisman. The summary mentions the draft Strategic Planning Section… Read more →

Reminder – 1st aid, CPR, and AED Certification – Aug. 14

This is a reminder that Bob Lee is providing training with certification in 1st aid, CPR, and AED at Sondreson Hall on Tuesday, August 14th starting at 9AMand lasting most of the day. Please bring your lunch and drinks. Cost is $45, and is limited to 10 individuals. Contact Bill Walker 406-407-2764 or wkwalker@nvdi.comto reserve a spot. The class is… Read more →

Class in Wild Land Fire Control – August 9

Here is a message from the Heitz… Rick Trembath of Flathead Forestry and Fire Consulting will be conducting a class in Wild Land Fire Control at Sondreson Hall at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 9. Trembath, some of you will remember, was head of structure protection on the Wedge Fire in 2003, and chief of the Big Fork Fire Department. He should… Read more →

The Flathead Lake Biological Station

Here’s a message from Irv Heitz… Those of you in attendance at Wednesday’s Interlocal Meeting learned of a new research presence in the North Fork, the Flathead Lake Biological Station. Dr. Rachel Malison is researching river and aquifer stonefly populations in the gravel beds of the river and floodplains. You will notice pvc test wells at spots along the river… Read more →

Community Float July 26

Here is a message from Janet Leigh… The next Community Float will be Thursday, the 26th of July, from Ford to Polebridge. Meet at Polebridge at 10:00 to shuttle. The next float, scheduled for August 9 will be cancelled due to both Dick & Kevin having a fire suppression class. If anyone would like to take over for that week, please… Read more →