Bob Marshall Wilderness

HUNTERS BE CAREFUL!
People are asking about how the dry conditions and fire danger will affect hunting seasons.  FWP is not recommending that the Fish and Wildlife Commission close hunting seasons.  “Because of widely variable conditions and different types of hunting scenarios across the state, that is a decision righ…
Flathead National Forest Announces Spring Prescribed Fire Projects
Kalispell, MT, March 22nd- The Flathead National Forest is planning to conduct spring prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality become favorable.  Smoke will be visible from various places in the Flathead Valley depending on the location of the burn units and weat…
Flathead National Forest Fall Prescribed Fire Projects
KALISPELL, MONTANA – Sept. 29, 2015 – Ranger Districts on the Flathead National Forest are planning to conduct multiple fall season prescribed fire projects, when weather, fuel conditions, and air quality is favorable.  Burning is expected to start as early as October 1 and will con…
Update on the Spotted Eagle and Benchmark Fires 9-7-15 11:30am
Sunday was the third consecutive day, with no new growth reported on the Moose Ridge or Spotted Eagle fires. Fire behavior remained minimal with most of the fire area receiving precipitation. On the Benchmark Fire protective structure wrap was removed from buildings, all fire hose was pulled and wat…
Bob Marshall Wilderness Area Closure 8-28-15 10:30pm
SPOTTED BEAR, MONTANA – The Flathead National Forest has issued a closure order to all portions of the Great Bear and Bob Marshall Wilderness, contained within the Spotted Bear Ranger District.  Located in Township 17 North to 28 North and Range 10 West to 16 West...
Benchmark Fire Update 8-28-15 10:15am
The Benchmark Fire, west of Augusta, forced the evacuation of a number of private, commercial, and forest service cabins earlier this week. The evacuation order remains in effect.
Hand crews working Thursday with support from helicopter bucket drops, built off of progress made Wednesday and construct…
Benchmark Fire Update 8-27-15 9:00am
The Benchmark Fire is now 50 acres, burning approximately 1 mile west of the north end of the Benchmark Airstrip on the Lewis & Clark National Forest's Rocky Mountain District.
The fire is burning in heavy timber and steep slopes on a ridge between Straight Creek and the South Fork of th…
Flathead Nat’l Forest Wildfire Update 8-26-15
Flathead National Forest officials are busy dealing with 18 wildfires, in addition to the three (Sheep, Granite, Spruce) that are being managed by the Incident Command Team responsible for the Thompson-Divide Complex. Most are less than 1 acre in size...
Spotted Bear District Fires Update 8-24-15 9:00am
Bear Creek Fire:  SIZE: 19,595 Acres   Fire crews continue to mop up hot spots in the Meadow Creek Trailhead and the Meadow Creek Outfitter’s corral.  Engines are patrolling the Gorge Creek Road #549 between Meadow Creek Trailhead and Gorge Creek Trailhead to mop …