wildfires

Gold Pan Fire in Wilderness Sends Smoke into Bitterroot Valley
The Gold Pan Fire in the Frank Church Wilderness grew to about 2,000 acres over the weekend and sent a large column of smoke into the air and over the south end of the Bitterroot Valley.
Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest said the fire is burning about 3 miles east of the Salmon Mountain Loo…
Two New Forest Fires Erupt in the Wilderness Areas
Of the fires popping up from recent lightning storms, two are of note to Bitterroot Valley residents.
Many people saw smoke drifting into the valley from the California Point Fire on the north end of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The 200-acre fire was reported Thursday, July 18...
Smoke and Flames – Forest Fire Update – Friday July 19
The largest forest fire in the area is on the Salmon-challis National Forest - the Papoose Fire (see photo). It is over 5,000 acres and is burning in steep, rocky, inaccessible areas along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Those who plan to float the Salmon River need to check with Forest Service…
Montana’s Wildfire Season Expected to be ‘Significant’
The summer wildfire season is expected to be at least as bad as last year, according to officials with the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho.
The center noted recent precipitation and cooler temperatures have delayed by several weeks the start of the fire season in Oregon, Idaho, Washi…
Idaho Legislature Wants Wilderness Trails Repaired
In the Idaho Legislature, representatives want some help from the U.S. Forest Service to clean up trails damaged by wildfires in wilderness areas.
The Idaho House of Representatives Resources and conservation Committee has brought forward a resolution specifically for the Frank Church-River of No Ret…

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