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Bass Creek Signs
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Bass Creek Area to Reopen for Recreation November 1 [AUDIO]

The popular Bass Creek recreation area will be reopened to the public on Friday, November 1, by the Stevensville Ranger District. The area has been closed since May for tree thinning operations.

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Map of a portion of the Magruder Corridor. (USFS Map)

Delays Expected on Magruder Road This Week

Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 and 24, the Bitterroot National Forest will be working on the wilderness road, the Magruder Corridor.

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A sliver of the moon visible. (Fullerton Photo)

October Moon Walk Cancelled – Shutdown

The October Walk by the Light of Moon Walk, sponsored by the Bitterroot National Forest, has been cancelled, due to the federal government shutdown.

The walk was to be the finale of the monthly evening sessions this year

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Go here, but not there. (KLYQ File Photo)

Bass Creek Logging at Overlook

Logging operations will temporarily close the road to Bass Creek Overlook from October 7 through October 12 on the Bitterroot National Forest.

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Clean-up fire. (KLYQ image/USFS Photo)

Bitterroot Forest Plans Slash Burning

The Bitterroot National Forest has been cutting down beetle-killed trees and thinning areas around the forest this summer. Now is the time to burn piles of debris left over from the logging.

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Logging eqipment. (KLYQ Image/USFS)

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

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Gold Pan Complex cleanup. (USFS Photo)

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

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The closure area of the forest around the Gold Pan Complex. (Bitterroot National Forest/USFS image)

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 (see map)

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Firefighters on a Gold Pan fireline. (USFS Photo)

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

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A bridge on the Magruder road. (USFS Photo)

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

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