• Momma and Cubs

    Momma and Cubs

    Here are some photos from Pat Cole who says…  I’m attaching some bear photos I got this week of mama & 2 cubs between Elliott’s & Ford (saw them 3 days… Read more →

  • 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.

NFLA to Host a Gardeners Roundtable Discussion

NFLA to Host a Gardeners Roundtable Discussion

Tuesday, June 2 at 10:00am at Sondreson Community Hall Growing food has been a project for North Forkers for over a hundred years since the time of the first homesteaders in the area. This is the time of year when people are preparing their gardens and planting seeds and seedlings. A variety of gardens exist on the North Fork today……some… Read more →

Grizzly bear population monitoring on the North Fork

Grizzly bear population monitoring on the North Fork

Here’s a message from Rick Mace, Research Biologist of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks… The grizzly bear population monitoring team would like to capture and radio collar a couple grizzly bears in the NF Flathead River starting in the next few days. We would be working both on FS and private lands.  All of the Forest Service sites would… Read more →

Beth Weber

North Fork Neighbor Beth Weber Passed

Our good neighbor Bethany Ann Warner Weber died from ovarian cancer on May 2, 2015. She is survived by her husband Steve Weber. Her obituary in the Daily Inter Lake says… Beth enjoyed her time with family and friends at the North Fork cabin and various North Fork community activities which included creative roles in the Polebridge Fourth of July parade, her… Read more →

Local Slideshow to Open First NFLA Meeting - June 6

Local Slideshow to Open First NFLA Meeting – June 6

A slideshow of North Fork beauty will be shown at Sondreson Community Hall prior to the first North Fork Landowners Association meeting this season. The June 6 meeting starts at 8:00 and the slideshow will start at 7:40. Anyone who has exceptional pictures of North Fork beauty—wildlife, scenery, weather, or people—please send them to debopowers@gmail.com before Wednesday, June 3 to be included in the… Read more →

Tom Edwards, Long Time North Forker, Passed

Tom Edwards, Long Time North Forker, Passed

Tom Edwards,  “North Forker” and long time resident of the Flathead valley passed away on May 15, 2015  at Whitefish North Valley Hospital, after a battle with lung cancer.   Tom was born in 1944, in Seattle, the first of three sons born to Burt and Thelma Edwards. He spent the summers of his youth at the Logging Cr. Ranger Station… Read more →

May 1 National Wildland Fire Seasonal Outlook

Allen Chrisman sent in the following update.  Thanks Allen! Northern Rockies: Significant wildland fire potential is expected to return to normal in May for southeast Montana and eastern North Dakota. Elsewhere, potential will be near normal in May. For June all of the geographic Area is expected to see normal potential for significant wildland fires. North central Idaho and portions… Read more →

2015 NFLA Spring Newsletter is Here

The 2015 NFLA Spring Newsletter is completed and on its way. Folks who have paid their 2015 dues will receive their newsletter in the mail soon. Everyone is invited to check out this year’s newsletter as well as newsletters from years past on the NFLA Newsletter page. This year’s newsletter includes a letter from NFLA President Karen McDonough, information about square dancing on the… Read more →

National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook – April 1

The latest National Outlook is posted below, issued today, April 1. It looks grim for the west, but very reasonable for our portion of Northwest Montana. This outlook only covers the next three months through the end of June, although there are references to July fire activity. Specifically for the Northern Rockies this forecasts a more active than normal fire… Read more →

Russian Knapweed Flower Close JK WEB

Weed Resources to Download

In March of 2015 Flathead National Forest, CHS, and others sponsored workshops focusing on weed identification, plant physiology, non-chemical control options, understanding chemical labels, calibrating equipment, weed law and safety. Richard Hildner and Suzanne Daniel attended and picked up some very helpful materials indeed. Check them out and download from the Weeds Committee page.

Coal Ridge Cabin - before

Update on the Coal Ridge Cabin

Andy Huntsberger, Assistant Fire Management Officer – Operations, Flathead National Forest sent in an update on work they have been doing at the Coal Ridge Cabin. Here is a timeline: 2012 we put a new roof on and installed a new wood stove and pipe 2014 installed all new siding (donated be the Northwest Montana Forest Fire Lookout Association), new coat… Read more →