• 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.

Applications for 2015 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

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 →

NFLA Spring Newsletter available

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.

Spring open burning

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 →

Report on the Winter Interlocal

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 →

Yellowstone Country presentation

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 →

Christmas dinner at the Community Hall

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 →

Thanksgiving at the hall was rich in community spirit

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 →

Treasurer has a new email address

NFLA’s Treasurer Bonny Ogle has a new email address.  Please change your address book for Bonny’s email to nflatreasurer@gmail.com.  And thank you Bonny for all your hard work!

Open burning is closed after today

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.