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 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 →
The Flathead National Forest is seeking public comment on a number of “recreation events and services,” several of which would occur on the North Fork. Only a couple of major requests significantly affect the portion of the North Fork north of Big Creek. The Hungry Horse News has a good write-up on the situation. The items most relevant to the… Read more →
This Saturday, members of North Valley Rescue will be conducting training in the vicinity of Trail Creek/Kintla Ranch. The Two Bear Air helicopter will be in the area for about 1-1/2 hours in the morning if weather and conditions permit. If you have any questions, please contact Mark at 406-890-5043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Forest Service has big plans for the upper North Fork — including a lot of forestry and restoration work . . . The Glacier View District of the Flathead National Forest is asking for public comment on the Frozen Moose Project. The project area is on National Forest System lands from Red Meadow Creek to the Canadian Border. The… Read more →
The Fall 2019 NFLA newsletter is now available for download from the website “Newsletters” page. If your newsletter arrived in damaged condition (for some reason, the postal service processing equipment was in mangle mode), contact Chris Heitz (email@example.com) for a new copy — or just download it from the website. Note: The mystery photo from the 1990 Fourth of July… Read more →
I just got this note from Rob Davies, Hungry Horse/Glacier View District Ranger . . . The Proposed Action for the River Plan is out today. [In the press release below,] you will see the link to the Flathead NF web page where you can locate the July, 2019 Draft Proposed Action (50 pages). Also public meetings are now set… Read more →