Bitterroot

Bitterroot Avalanche Awareness Taught
People have already been killed by avalanches in Montana this year. The Bitterroot is not immune to the "whump" and the resulting slide of tons of snow down a mountainside.
The Bitterroot National Forest is hosting a free avalanche awareness class January 25...
Hunting numbers continue to be low
The check station totals are lower this year than last year and the 5-year average, according to the Dept of Fish Wildlife and Parks.
Mike Thompson of Fish Wildlife and Parks said in a news release this week, "We've seen less hunters in the field this season, primarily in the southern Bitte…
The Friday Fire Update – Sept 9
As of 7am Friday, the Up Top Fire in the 41 Complex was 5,634 acres. That fire is expected to continue to be active in the dry, hot days to come. The fire has moved south and west in the last 24 hours. Crews working on the 41 Fire, which is now 100 percent contained, are turning their attention to t…
Fire Lines Added to Saddle Complex – Aug 30
Lightning caused fires are keeping Forest Service crews busy in Montana and Idaho. The accompanying photo is of the Salt Fire in the Salmon District.
However, the largest fire in the area, the Saddle Complex is about 24,000 acres and is still south of Hughes Creek in the West Fork of the Bitterroot…
River Reaches Flood Stage
The Bitterroot River has been edging toward Flood Stage for the past couple of weeks, and at Bell Crossing near Victor, it reached the 11-foot Flood Stage mark Wednesday, with the peak expected to be about a half-foot higher.
Meanwhile, The Darby gauge is just below the 7...
Water, Water Everywhere…
The high water in the Bitterroot Valley has caused some closures of Fishing Access Sites and Forest Service campgrounds for the Memorial Day Weekend. And in other places, too much snow is the problem. Welcome to Montana!
Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks closed many Fishing Access Sites (FAS) in th…

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