National Forests

Western Montana Spring Smoke Season Starts
This is the time of year that the local National Forest and BLM crews conduct control burns.
Much like the column of smoke put up by the forest burn in the Blue Mountain area west of Missoula Wednesday, the fires burn hot for an hour or two, but then begin to die down, as the material burns up, usual…
Beetle-Kill Logging Planned
The Pintler Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is continuing some travel interruptions due to logging south of Philipsburg at Georgetown Lake.
The trees were killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB), who's populations have exploded throughout Northwest forests recently…