Wildlife

Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15 9:00pm
BIA Rte 1 Closed from browning to Heart Butte and from Heart Butte to Birch Creek.
The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 has assumed management of all current fires on the RMRD, and are working closely with local FS personnel, counties, and the Blackfeet Tribe...
Sheep Fire Update 8-30-15 8:30am
Fire Break near completion at Essex. No structures have been lost.
The Thompson-Divide Complex is comprised of the Sheep and Granite Fires on the Flathead National Forest and the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park. The Sheep fire is the incident priority as it is approaching US Hwy...
Spotted Eagle Fire Update 8-29-15
The Spotted Eagle Fire made little progress last evening, and as of 9am this morning, is still about 3 miles from Heart Butte.
The fire crossed the western boundary of the Blackfeet reservation Friday afternoon, and strong winds quickly pushed it to the Mitten Lake and Green Lake areas...
Spotted Eagle Fire Update
The Spotted Eagle fire started in remote, heavy timber; actively burning in upper Lonesome Creek drainage in the Badger Creek area of the Lewis and Clark National Forest. On August 28, 2015, the fire expanded and crossed the Forest boundary and onto the Blackfeet Reservation west-northwest of Heart …
Heart Butte Evacuated
Spotted Eagle Fire is near Mitten Lake and Green Lake, approx 3 miles from Heart Butte. (Updated 8:30pm)
The Blackfeet Tribal Council has declared an emergency in the Heart Butte area, and has order the evacuation of all residents in Heart Butte to the Palookaville Road...
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…
Fires Near Swift, Gibson Reservoirs 8-28-15 10:00am
The Family Peak Wildfire Complex consists of 4 fires totaling 941 acres (as mapped using GPS from 8/22 patrol flight) in the southern Badger-Two Medicine area, north and west of Swift Reservoir. A Type II Incident Management Team has assumed management of the Family Peak Complex as of this morn…
Sunday on Northwester Outdoors Radio:
The Northwestern Outdoors Crew is on the road so we are taking you back to The Dalles in Oregon's scenic Columbia Gorge for a fun-filled show!   Guide Walleye Willie Ross tells you about four seasons of fishing available on the Columbia River, Chad Sperry has got the scoop on where to go bicycling a…
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…
Sheep Fire Update 8-27-15 9:00am
Residents of Essex and the surrounding area remain on evacuation alert.
Weather: Conditions will be changing going into the weekend. A cold front is approaching and will drop temperatures Sunday. In advance of this front, winds are expected to increase by Friday and Saturday...
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...

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