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Closed Como boat launch
The beetle-killed trees are being removed. (KLYQ File Photo)

Expect Lake Como Logging Almost Every Day of the Week

The Bitterroot National Forest crews are logging beetle-killed and infested trees and thinning other forest stands around Lake Como.

The 210-acre project has required the closure of some popular areas, including the Lake Como boat launch on the south side of the lake, according to Tod McKay of the USFS...

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Photo courtesy of faul/Flickr

Supreme Court Overturns Decision on EPA Managment of Logging Roads

In a seven to one decision on Wednesday (March 20), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision which would have given the EPA the authority to regulate runoff on logging roads.

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5 Things to Know About Foresters’ Ball This Year

The much-anticipated 96th annual Foresters' Ball is almost upon us! Foresters' Ball is a long-standing tradition by the forestry department at The University of Montana designed to raise money for scholarships. Memorable features include an 1800s logging town built in the Adams Center, a live country band and a plethora of plaid flannel shirts.

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Bass Creek signs. (KLYQ File Photo)

Bitterroot Forest Adds Bass Creek Logging Information Webpage

The 1,200 acre Larry-Bass logging and thinning project at Bass Creek will start soon.

The Bitterroot National Forest has added a webpage that will be updated regularly as work continues through the summer in the large area northwest of Stevensville that is very popular for hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and others...

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Trees at Bass Creek recreation area. (KLYQ file photo)

Timber Cutting to Start at Bass Creek – Larry Creek Area in Bitterroot

A delayed logging and thinning operation at the Bitterroot National Forest's Larry and Bass Creek recreation areas will start.

Forest Supervisor Julie King said the Pyramid Mountain Lumber Company of Seeley Lake will get the timber stewardship contract at the site west of Stevensville...

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The Lake Como boat launch last summer. (KLYQ Photo)

Lake Como Boat Launch Will Close During Logging

The trees around Lake Como have been attacked by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Many trees have died and others are dying, causing a safety hazard for people who visit the area...

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Bitterroot National Forest Como project map
The area under consideration for management by the Bitterroot National Forest. (USFS)

Bitterroot National Forest Wants Public Comment on Lake Como Area Project

The Bitterroot National Forest has plans to work on about 5,640 acres of forest land between Lake Como and Lost Horse Road.

The area encompasses land on the ridge between Lake Como and the Lost Horse Canyon on the north...

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(KLYQ file photo)

Successful BLM Timber Sale Bid in Southwest Montana

The Bureau of Land Management in Dillon has announced the successful bidder on a timber sale in the Tobacco Root Mountains.

RY Timber of Townsend made the successful bid of $285,750...

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The look of the forest is "red and dead" where the Mountain Pine Beetle has attacked. (USFS Photo)

Beetle Infested Trees Keep Campground Closed

The effects of the Mountain Pine Beetle are evident.

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hazardous tree
Photo courtesy of Chris Devers/Flickr

Lawsuit Holds Up Logging in Lewis and Clark Forest

Environmental groups issue a new lawsuit hoping to force the U.S. Forest Service to perform an environmental assessment before removing hazardous trees in the Lewis and Clark Forest.

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