Bitterroot National Forest

Lost Trail Ski Area Logging
The forest road leading to Saddle Mountain and the Divide Trail will be closed until early October to allow logging activity at Lost Trail Ski Area.
The logging has been on-going since last fall on about 225 acres that have been attacked by the Mountain Pine Beetle...
Bitterroot Forest Areas Opened
The weather is allowing the Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor to reopen the closed areas at the Gold Pan Complex in the south end of the valley.
Supervisor Julie King lifted all closures this week, including the trails and roads in the Frank Church and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness areas...
Gold Pan Closure Area Reduced
More access for the public is the reason for a condensed closure around the Gold Pan Complex of forest fires in the West Fork Ranger District.
Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor Julie King signed the order this week, which moves the boundary back to the Hells Half Road on the Magruder Corridor (se…
Gold Pan Fire Update
The 42,000 acre Gold Pan Complex of forest fires has continued burning - with isolated "torching" and some creeping fire along the ground, according to the latest Bitterroot National Forest news release.
The fire has been burning in the Jack the Ripper Creek and the upper Blue Joint…
Magruder Road Opens
Storms Thursday September 5 dropped about a half inch of rain on the Gold Pan Complex of forest fires and allowed the Magruder Corridor to reopen.
The road passes through the wilderness and connects the West Fork of the Bitterroot Valley in Montana with Elk City and Dixie, Idaho...
Gold Pan Fire at 42,000 Acres
The Gold Pan complex of fires in the south end of the Bitterroot Valley grew over 1,000 acres this past weekend.
The growth was mainly north and east as the fire, which started in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, moved farther into the Blue Joint drainage near McGregor Creek and Nez P…
Mudslide Closes Selway Road
The Magruder Corridor is open four hours a day, but the nearby Selway Road is blocked by a mudslide.
According to Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest, work will begin late this week to clear 60 feet of mud, trees and rocks that slid down a hillside and across the road Thursday August 29...
Magruder Road is Open for Four Hours a Day
The Magruder Road Corridor between Montana's Nez Perce Pass and Elk City, Idaho, has re-opened to the public between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily, according to a new release from the Gold Pan Complex firefighters.
The Gold Pan Complex is mainly south of the corridor and is currently listed at about …

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