This is a photo by Gerry Stearns of a handsome North Fork grizzly bear.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is taking applications for 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). The program provides funding to forest landowners to help them manage their forest. Practices offered under EQIP are: Pre-Commercial Thinning, Slash Treatment (pile& burn or chipping), Fuel Break around buildings, Tree Planting, and Noxious Weed Control. The signup is continuous but the deadline to qualify… Read more →
The 2014 NFLA Spring Newsletter is now available for download. This year’s newsletter includes information about bears, upcoming activities of the North Fork History Project, what’s happening with trails, and much more. Click on the title of this post to get more information.
The spring open burning season will run from March 1 to April 30. Burners must call the Ventilation Hotline daily at 751-8144 or check online at www.flatheadhealth.org before burning. The hotline and the Web site are updated daily before 8:30 a.m. Weekend information will be available on the hotline by 5 p.m. on Fridays. Prohibited materials include all man-made materials, treated materials,… Read more →
This Fire Mitigation Committee winter update tells about the upcoming Firewise Day workshop, the status of hazardous fuels grants, and a mapping project. Click on the name above to get the full report.
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 Sondreson Hall). Signatories to the agreement include the Flathead National Forest, Glacier National Park and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The 2014 Winter Interlocal meeting took… Read more →
Writers, photographers, publishers and adventurers Rick and Susie Graetz return to the North Fork Community Hall on the evening January 20th at 7PM. The Graetz have been to the North Fork during the past several years with their students for winter studies. Each year they have made a presentation and slide show at the Community Hall for snow bound North Fork… Read more →
Don’t forget that, as is traditional, there will be Christmas dinner at the Community Hall on Wednesday, December 25. This is a wonderful time for everyone to get together. There is always plenty of delicious food and the hall gets all decorated for Christmas. Although the main dishes will be provided, folks are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. And… Read more →
NFLA Vice President Donna Harrison recently attended Thanksgiving at the hall and sent in the following story… Numbers were small, but community spirits high on a snowy Thanksgiving Day. The challenge of an icy, rutty parking lot was met with neighborly good cheer as vehicles were pushed in to parking spaces. The Hall was warm and lovingly decorated by volunteers who arrived… Read more →
NFLA’s Treasurer Bonny Ogle has a new email address. Please change your address book for Bonny’s email to email@example.com. And thank you Bonny for all your hard work!
Today is the last day for opening burning. Open burning closes December 1. All burning is prohibited during the months December – February. Spring open burning begins March 1 pending favorable ventilation conditions. So get out there today and get the deed done! Read more about burning restrictions here.