FireSafe Flathead Meeting on March 31

The state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will host a FireSafe Flathead meeting on March 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Comprised of foresters, fire managers, and proactive residents of local communities located in the Wildland Urban Interface, the FireSafe Flathead group wants to start the conversation about wildfires early, because firefighters will soon be responding to spring… Read more →

Winter Interlocal 2017 Summary

Molly Shepherd has written up her notes from the 2017 Winter Interlocal. Highlights include information about the Federal Lands Access Proposal (FLAP) grant, the Forest Plan Revision, plans for Sondreson Meadow, the battle against aquatic invasive species, updates from FWP on wildlife including grizzly and wolves, the inside North Fork road, and short-term vacation rentals. These useful and interesting notes may be downloaded… Read more →

Fire Mitigation Committee Report, Late Winter 2017

The Fire Mitigation Committee is planning for the North Fork’s 2017 Firewise Day, which probably will be held the morning of July 19, preceding the Summer Interlocal. Byron Bonney will be our featured speaker.  He has been instrumental in working with landowners on hazardous fuels treatments in the Bitterroot. We expect him to tell us about the effects of those… Read more →

Zoning regulations text amendment and meeting – UPDATE: CHECK OUT PAGE 2

UPDATE: Chris H. and some others pointed out that we failed to look at the back page of the agreement. So… we’ve added page two. You’ll want to check it out. A message from Mark Mussman, CFM, Director dated January 5, 2017 and from Flathead County Planning and Zoning… The Northwest Montana Association of Realtors has submitted a zoning regulations… Read more →

Send Your Questions for the Interlocal

As you probably have already heard, the Winter Interlocal is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 15th, starting at 10AM and is hosted by GNP. It’s being held at the community center at Park HQs. If you have questions that you would like asked to the various agencies who will be attending the Interlocal, please send them to our President Randy Kenyon who… Read more →

Winter Interlocal – 2017

It’s that time again. The Winter Interlocal is Wednesday, February 15th, starting at 10AM and is hosted by GNP. It’s being held at the community center at Park HQs. The Interlocal Agreement provides for face-to-face contact with representatives of agencies whose policies and actions affect the North Fork. Interlocal Agreement meetings are held in the winter (in town) and summer (at… Read more →

NFLA 2017 Calendar

The NFLA Board of Directors is starting work on the 2017 NFLA calendar. The NFLA calendar includes events sponsored by the NFLA as well as other events at Sondreson Hall that are not sponsored by the NFLA (for example, a private party). If you would like to nominate an event, please send the information to the NFLA webmaster by clicking here. We will use the NFLA… Read more →

Talk by Rick and Susie Graetz at Sondreson Hall

Rick and Susie Graetz bring a group of students from the University of Montana in Missoula to to the North Fork each January. As a part of their activities while on the North Fork, the Graetz make a presentation with beautiful photographs at Sondreson Hall. This year the presentation is on Monday, January 16, starting at 6:30PM. Please come enjoy… Read more →

Come Join Your Neighbors at Thanksgiving

The big news on the calendar this week is Thanksgiving at Sondreson Hall on Thursday, November 24th. Here is the announcement with details… Come join your North Fork neighbors at Sondreson Hall for our annual Thanksgiving potluck dinner. Turkey and ham will be provided. Please bring a side dish and your own table setting. The doors open at 3 p.m. and… Read more →

Fall open burn season begins Saturday

The Daily Inter Lake reports that fall open burning season for Flathead County and northern Lake County begins Saturday, Oct. 1 and extends through Nov. 30. Wildland fire managers recommend being careful while burning this fall, as warm and dry conditions are predicted for this week and cured grasses will still ignite readily. Read the full story here. Get more information about the upcoming… Read more →