The Livingston Range in winter Contributed by Leighton Pettey
Almost forgot to remind everyone about the Market at Wernick’s this Wednesday, June 3, at Noon. Jerry’s email said: We will have plenty of geraniums and a limited amount of salad greens for sale. Curtis will have his bread also. We still have a few vegetable starts to give away along with two different kinds of seed potatoes. If anyone… Read more →
Here’s the latest North Fork bear information from Tim Manley, Grizzly Bear Management Specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It was posted to Facebook on Sunday, May 31… The subadult male I released at the border went immediately west to Fortine. He got into garbage and bird feeders. He was recaptured and killed. The two females I released in… Read more →
Here’s the latest North Fork bear information from Tim Manley, Grizzly Bear Management Specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It was posted to Facebook on Friday, May 22… Good morning, I see there have been quite a few posts about bears on this page and other pages. I thought I would give a quick update on what I know…. Read more →
Just wanted to let you know that Star Gazing at Jim Rittenburg’s is still scheduled for Saturday, May 30th at 9pm. Telescope will be provided, but bring binoculars if you want. Sky tour, view stars, constellations, star clusters, galaxies, and nebula. Bring your own drink and snack if you want. Everything will be outside (easy to maintain social distancing), so… Read more →
The Forest Service archeologist has let us know that they will be delaying this year’s work on the Ford Schoolhouse. They still plan to do the roofing work this summer, but it won’t be during the first week in June. They will definitely welcome volunteer participation when the time comes. Stay tuned.
Here’s the latest North Fork bear information from Tim Manley, Grizzly Bear Management Specialist for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It was posted to Facebook on Saturday, May 9 at about 7am… Bear update… good morning. Sorry for the long post… I just wanted to provide an update on bears. We will put out a press release but that might… Read more →
The 2020 Spring NFLA Newsletter is available on the website “Newsletters” page and the “NFLA Calendar” page has been updated. Please note that, given the evolving situation with the COVID-19 virus, events on the calendar are subject to change. We’ll try to make any necessary adjustments in a timely fashion. Please keep an eye on the website for announcements and… Read more →
Here’s the latest activity report from the North Fork Patrol, courtesy of Mark Heaphy . . . All 126 properties were checked at least once and 618 miles were logged. There were a few places that had downed trees, dented vent stacks, unlocked doors and a damaged screen (due to a bear). All owners were notified.
For those of you interested in more information about the Forest Service special use permits being considered for touring and guiding in the North Fork, Rob Davies passed along a very useful “summary of the routes, maps, dates, and service days that folks asked about at the meeting last Tuesday night.“ (Note that Rob must be working some long hours…. Read more →
[You can download the May 1 Fire Season Outlook by clicking here (PDF format, 1.03MB).] The Outlook is ominous for Northwest Montana. This is early — the June 1 and July 1 Outlooks will be much more reliable. However, it is enough to make us concerned about the fire season, more so than usual. Time to get things squared away… Read more →