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Gold Pan Fire
photo courtesy of the Bitterroot National Forest

The Gold Pan Fire – Burning in Frank Church Wilderness [AUDIO]

The small, 10-acre Gold Pan fire is burning in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, not far from the Montana border in Idaho.

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The Gold Pan Fire July 18. (USFS Photo)

Two New Forest Fires Erupt in the Wilderness Areas

Of the fires popping up from recent lightning storms, two are of note to Bitterroot Valley residents.

Many people saw smoke drifting into the valley from the California Point Fire on the north end of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness...

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Bitterroot Natiional Forest
photo courtesy of the Forest Service-Northern Region/flickr

Missing Darby Boy Walks Out of Wilderness After Massive Response by Authorities [AUDIO]

A Darby teenager walked out of the Bitterroot wilderness Saturday morning after a massive response was mounted to find the boy who had been missing since Thursday.

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Cedar grove
A grove of cedar trees up Roaring Lion. (Fullerton Photo)

Took Ridge Fire is Contained – Bitterroot National Forest Fire Danger is HIGH

Fire danger on the Bitterroot National Forest has moved from Moderate to High, as of Thursday, July 11.

Lightning caused the Took Ridge Fire at 6:30 p...

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Bitterroot National Forest road. (KLYQ File Photo)

Forest Service Culvert Work Will Close Magruder Road Temporarily

The Magruder Corridor Road between the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness will be closed July 23 and July 25 to allow removal of two culverts...

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photo courtesy of j24L/

Bitterroot National Forest Opens New Firewood Sources [AUDIO]

'Tis the season... for gathering firewood for the upcoming winter heating season, and the Bitterroot National Forest has temporarily opened up several new areas for the public.

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(KLYQ File Photo)

Walk by the Light of the Super ‘Bear Moon’ Saturday At Blodgett Campground

The "Bear Moon" is the topic of the Saturday, June 22, Moon Walk from the Bitterroot National Forest.

The first Moon Walk of the season will be at Blodgett Campground, starting at 7 p...

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misty mountain
Misty afternoon up the Skalkaho. (fullerton photo)

Rain Delays Bitterroot National Forest Beetle Spraying

Spraying plans to combat the Mountain Pine Beetle in some Bitterroot National Forest recreation sites have been delayed, due to rainy conditions...

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Spraying at the Rombo Campground of the Bitterroot National Forest. (BNF-Northern Region Photo)

Mountain Pine Beetle Battle – Bitterroot National Forest is Spraying Campgrounds

The fight against the Mountain Pine Beetle continues on the Bitterroot National Forest - with Carbaryl spraying this month.

Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said that campgrounds on the West Fork Ranger District will be first on the schedule this year...

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Darby Visitor Center
Terry Hinman at the front desk of the Darby Visitor Center for the Bitterroot National Forest. (KLYQ Photo)

Darby Visitors Center – A Friendly ‘Front Door’ for the Bitterroot National Forest

The sign along US 93 in Darby directs you to the historic building that is the Darby Visitors Center, next door to the Darby Ranger Station.

Volunteers like Terry Hinman (L...

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