North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee

This coming Sunday October 14th the North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss and review our Neighborhood Planning and Zoning as required every ten years. It will be held at 5:00pm at Sondreson Hall, just prior to the regular NFLA monthly meeting.  This is an opportunity to give input on this plan developed many years ago… Read more →

10 Year Review of the North Fork Neighborhood Plan

Randy Kenyon is asking for your help. The North Fork Land Use Advisory Committee (NFLUAC) has been revived and their first mission is to perform a 10 year review of the North Fork Neighborhood Plan approved by the Flathead County Board of Commissioners and adopted in June of 2008. If you are interested in participating in this 10 year review,… Read more →

Living with Fire on the North Fork

Following is an article that was sent by our good North Fork neighbor, Karina Pettey… Saturday, August 11, 2018: Lightning punctuated local radio chatter as my neighbors tried to pinpoint strikes from the predicted dry storm. Using lightning app technology and line of sight, they worked to identify potential areas to watch for smoke. For now, darkness shrouded the forest… Read more →

2018 September/October/November National Wildland Fire Outlook

2018 September/October/November National Wildland Fire Outlook

There is good news in the September/October/November National Wildland Fire Outlook that resonates with what we have seen in the North Fork. They accurately captured the season-slowing event we had on August 27 where we had widespread precip of 0.20” to 0.50” and snow on the mountains. As you all saw, that coupled with seasonal trend to shorter burning period,… Read more →

Project documents history of the North Fork

The Daily Inter Lake has an article that says… The North Fork Landowners Association is working to amass, catalog and publish a vast trove of documents, photos and old news clippings that lend insight into the cultural heritage of the area. The group is also conducting and archiving oral history interviews. Read the full article here. The link in the article… Read more →

Amendment Postponed

An amendment to the NFLA Bylaws was proposed at the July Business Meeting to move the meeting date back to the first Saturday of every month. At the August Business Meeting, the vote on this amendment was postponed and the Board has accepted the task of sending out a survey to all paid members to get their input. Then, it will… Read more →

Scott Emmerich has passed away

We got the following from friends and wanted to pass it along. Scott was a wonderful person and we’re sorry to see him go… I just got a text from Jan Emmerich. Scott passed away last night at home surrounded by his family. His battle with glioblastoma has ended. He was a good friend to many of us in the… Read more →

Fire Training: photo by Allen Chrisman

Fire Training at the Hall

Great turnout for the Fire Training at the Hall last Thursday with some 25 people in attendance! Gary Mahugh did an excellent job going over some of the fundamentals. Thanks to Dick Leigh for being the energy behind this. And thanks to Janet Leigh for the potluck pulled pork main dish! We’ll be thinking about hosting a similar session next… Read more →

2018 Summer Interlocal Summary

Molly Shepherd and Allen Chrisman have combined their notes from the Summer Interlocal that took place at Sondreson Hall on Wednesday, July 18th. You can get a pdf version of that summary by tapping here. Thank you Molly and Allen for taking the time to put these notes together. They will not only be useful for folks who were unable… Read more →

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August 1st National Wildfire Outlook Potential

The August 1st National Wildfire Outlook Potential is very consistent with what has been forecasted before and what we are seeing up the North Fork.  Bottom line for us is that we will see an above average August and September in terms of fire activity.  No real relief during that period, however the forecast is confident that the season will close out… Read more →