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blodgett pass trail
Reconstruction of the Blodgett Pass Trail was completed this summer. (USFS Photo)
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Six Openings on the Ravalli County Resource Advisory Panel Need to be Filled

The Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee needs six more members. The Bitterroot National Forest has applications available on-line or at any of the Bitterroot National Forest offices in Ravalli County

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Gird Point Lookout
It's all alone in the cold - Gird Point Lookout. (KLYQ Photo)
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Winter at Gird Point on the Bitterroot National Forest

East of Hamilton, in the Bitterroot National Forest, is the Gird Point Lookout. It is no longer operational, but the historic site has escaped a couple of forest fires in recent years.

When the snow falls, a telephoto look provides a stark landscape of Gird Point with the burned area below, framed by the forest

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bitterroot sunset
Bitterroot sunset. (KLYQ Photo)
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US Forest Service Northern Region Gets History Prize

The 2012 Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation went to the Northern Region of the US Forest Service, headquartered in Missoula.

The award recognized the Region's Heritage Stewardship Enhancement program that since 2004 has made available almost $2 million to fund over 120 programs

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George Bain
George Bain, speaking at a public conference. (USFS Photo)
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Forest Service Northern Region Has New Director of Recreation, Lands

George Bain started work this week for the Northern Region of the US Forest Service.

Bain, who was the Forest Service's 2012 "Federal Land Manager of the Year," is the new Director of Recreation, Lands, Minerals, Heritage and Wilderness for the Northern Region of the Forest Service

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forest
Bitterroot National Forest. (KLYQ Photo)
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Bitterroot Forest Offers Christmas Tree Permits

It's time to bundle up the kids, pile 'em in the SUV and take a saw or axe and go get a Christmas tree. After all, this is Montana.

The Bitterroot National Forest has Christmas tree permits again this year and they cost $5

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bear trap fire
The Bear Trap Fire earlier this year. (Ken Harris Photo)
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Montana’s Fire Season – the Worst Since 1910

The 2012 forest fire season burned over 1 million acres of Montana land.

The Northern Rockies coordination Center has released figures for the year and it shows Montana had fire on 1,139,837 acres. That's from a total of 2,128 fires

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sandy damage
photo courtesy of Facebook
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Bitterroot Area Sawyers Helping With Superstorm Sandy Damage [AUDIO]

Over 100 Northern Region Forest Service personnel are at Fort Dix, New Jersey and will soon be heading to storm-damaged areas on the east coast.

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rehab in Montana
Much like the rehab work on the Sawtooth Fire, Montana sawyers will be working on the East Coast. (USFS Photo)
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Bitterroot Firefighters Help with Superstorm Sandy Cleanup

Over 100 Northern Region US Forest Service personnel are headed to the East Coast to help with cleanup following Superstorm Sandy.

Of those, a 20-person crew of specially trained sawyers from the Bitterroot and Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forests will be making quick work of clearing fallen trees from homes and power lines

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Bitterroot Forest
photo courtesy of Bitterroot National Forest
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Prescribed Burning to Start In Bitterroot Forest

The Bitterroot National Forest is planning, weather permitting, to carry out fall prescribed burning beginning as early as Monday afternoon.

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moon
The Moon. (KLYQ Photo)
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Haunting Stories Planned for the Ghost Moon Saturday

The Bitterroot National Forest's popular "Walk by the Light of the Moon" speaker series wraps up its 2012 run with the "Ghost Moon" this weekend.

Stories of real mysteries and odd happenings in the Bitterroot Valley and surrounding areas will take center stage at Saturday's free public event October 27

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