Bitterroot National Forest

Gold Pan Complex of Forest Fires Continues Slow Growth
The Gold Pan Complex of fires in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness is an estimated 35,000 acres in size, with the two major fires being the Gold Pan at 34,000 and Nez Peak at about 1,000 acres.
The eastern portion of the Gold Pan Fire has backed down into the bottom of the Blue Joint Cre…
Gold Pan Complex Forest Fire Invades Montana
The Gold Pan Complex of fires includes the Gold Pan fire, the Thirteen fire, the Goat fire and the Nez Peak fire.
The Gold Pan Complex has burned down into the upper Blue Joint drainage in Montana in the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest (see photo)...
Wind Blows Smoke into Bitterroot Valley
As predicted, forest fire smoke is being brought to the valley by afternoon winds.
Friday afternoon, the south end of the Bitterroot Valley was invaded by a huge volume of smoke from wilderness forest fires, including the Gold Pan Complex...
Nez Perce Peak Forest Fire Added to the Gold Pan Complex
The Gold Pan forest fire Complex in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness now consists of four named fires - Gold Pan, Goat, Thirteen and Nez Peak. All together, the fires have burned over 18,000 acres on the West Fork Ranger District of the Bitterroot National Forest...
Bitterroot Moon Walk is the Bark Beetle Moon Saturday
The Saturday, August 17, Bitterroot National Forest Moon Walk will be the Bark Beetle Moon.
The presentation on the Mountain Pine Beetle will start about 7 p.m. at Willoughby Environmental Education Area south of Stevensville. Look for the sign at Bell Crossing...
Bitterroot Valley Forest Fire Smoke Coming from Boise Area
Forest fire smoke in the Bitterroot Valley is not coming from any fires on the Bitterroot National Forest. Instead, the forests southeast of Boise are full of fire and winds have brought heavy smoke into our area.
On the Boise National Forest, 12 miles northeast of Mountain Home, Idaho, the Pony Comp…
Gold Pan Fire Meteorologists Use Weather Balloon
With a Red Flag warning issued by the National Weather Service, more information was needed on the Gold Pan forest fire in the Frank Church Wilderness. Officials looked to the sky.
Friday, a helium-filled weather balloon with a three-pound instrument package was launched from the Incident Command Pos…

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