A dedication to the late Doris Milner of Hamilton will take place Saturday, June 18 up the West Fork of the Bitterroot.
She was dedicated to the preservation of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness and provided major support of adding the Magruder Corridor to wilderness and also helped establish the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
The Bitterroot National Forest will unveil an interpretive sign that will be placed on Nez Perce Pass. The sign will honor both Milner and the late Idaho Senator Frank Church.
The Saturday ceremony will begin at 1:30pm, about an hour and a half after buses leave the Fales Flat Campground to make the trip to the pass. Guest speakers will include conservation community members, Forest Service officials and Milner family members. A barbeque will be held at Fales Flat at a charge of $6 per person. Fales Flat is 10 miles up Nez Perce Road, which is reached by the West Fork Road south of Darby. To RSVP, call Joe Butsick at the West Fork Ranger Station at (406) 821-1210.