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The Spotted Eagle Fire, located near Family Peak west of Swift Dam, is the largest of the three fires in the Family Peak Complex. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
The Spotted Eagle Fire, located near Family Peak west of Swift Dam, is the largest of the three fires in the Family Peak Complex. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
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Lewis & Clark Nat’l Forest: Several Small Fires Burning

Ten fires are currently burning in the Rocky Mountain Ranger District on the Lewis & Clark National Forest. Three fires- Spotted Eagle, Muskrat Pass, and Mt. Po...

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Garden Valley Idaho Helitack Crewmembers prepare cargo nets for Black Hills Wildland Fire Module Firefighters’ equipment to be flown by the Type-3 Helicopter to the Glacier National Park Thompson Fire spike camp, Aug. 15, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,GNP)
Garden Valley Idaho Helitack Crewmembers prepare cargo nets for Black Hills Wildland Fire Module Firefighters’ equipment to be flown by the Type-3 Helicopter to the Glacier National Park Thompson Fire spike camp, Aug. 15, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor,GNP)
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Two New Fires Reported Near Essex

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m at the Izaak Walton Hotel outside shelter in Essex.

The Incident Management Team in charge of the Thompson Fire in Glacier National Park has assumed management of two new fire starts (Sheep and Granite Fires) on the Flathead National Forest adjacent to Glacier National Park...

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A mule deer inspects the surroundings. Wildlife is returning to the Reynolds Creek Fire area. (Credit: Matt Heisler,GNP)
A mule deer inspects the surroundings. Wildlife is returning to the Reynolds Creek Fire area. (Credit: Matt Heisler,GNP)
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GNP: Reynolds Creek Fire Update 8-17-15

Fire Continues to Burn within Perimeter

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – The night closure on the east side of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park has been lifted...

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The Thompson Fire burns in Glacier National Park backcountry about 12 miles southwest of Saint Mary and west of Medicine Grizzly Peak where the Flathead and Glacier Counties border follows the Continental Divide Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
The Thompson Fire burns in Glacier National Park backcountry about 12 miles southwest of Saint Mary and west of Medicine Grizzly Peak where the Flathead and Glacier Counties border follows the Continental Divide Aug. 16, 2015. (Photo Jonathan Moor)
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GNP: Thompson Fire Update 8-17-15

Fire Update: The Thompson Fire  is located in a remote south-central backcountry area of Glacier National Park about 15 miles east of the West Glacier entrance and 12 miles southwest of the Saint Mary entrance...

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A firefighter sizes up the situation on the Waterton Lake Fire. 8-15-15 (GNP Photo)
A firefighter sizes up the situation on the Waterton Lake Fire. 8-15-15 (GNP Photo)
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GNP: New Fire Starts Near Waterton Lake

CANADIAN FIREFIGHTERS ANSWER THE CALL

Parks Canada crews responded to a report of a lighning-caused forest fire from US National Park staff at Goat Haunt, Glacier National Park...

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The Sucker Creek Fire, seen from Flesher Pass. 8-14-15 (USFS Photo)
The Sucker Creek Fire, seen from Flesher Pass. 8-14-15 (USFS Photo)
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Helena Nat’l Forest: Sucker Creek Fire Update 8-17-15

The Sucker Creek Fire continues to burn 3 miles northeast of Lincoln, on the Helena National Forest. The fire is now 2500 acres, and 10% contained...

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Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln in the Helena National Forest. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
Crews working on the Sucker Creek Fire, north of Lincoln in the Helena National Forest. 8-13-15 (USFS Photo)
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Fire Updates: Lightning Sparks 66 Fires in Northern Rockies Region

A prolonged drought and thunderstorms are an explosive combination. There are 188 fires burning in the western U.S. today, including 66 in the Northern Rockies...

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A firefighter prepares to battle the Scotty Brown Fire near Ovando. 8-11-15 (DNRC Photo)
A firefighter prepares to battle the Scotty Brown Fire near Ovando. 8-11-15 (DNRC Photo)
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DNRC: Scotty Brown Fire Near Ovando

The following information is from the DNRC:

 

The Scotty Brown Fire started Monday, August 10th at 3:00pm and is located near Ovando, MT. The...

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The Sucker Creek Fire is burning on the Helena National Forest, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
The Sucker Creek Fire is burning on the Helena National Forest, north of Lincoln. (USFS Photo)
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USFS: Update on the Sucker Creek Fire, Helena National Forest

Here is the latest information from the Helena National Forest:

The lightning-caused Sucker Creek Fire, which is currently burning in the Sucker Creek area on the Lincoln Ranger District, was reported Monday, August 10th...

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Jack Stanford, outgoing FLBS director, and incoming Director James Elser stand next to the station’s research vessel, the Jessie B. (Photo Credit:UM)
Jack Stanford, outgoing FLBS director, and incoming Director James Elser stand next to the station’s research vessel, the Jessie B. (Photo Credit:UM)
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UM’s Flathead Lake Biological Station Hires New Director

  POLSON – James “Jim” Elser, an internationally renowned freshwater ecologist, will become the next director of the University of Montana’s century-old Flathead Lake Biological Station...

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GNP: Public Invited to Noxious Weed Blitz

Citizen Science Program Offers Opportunities to Monitor Invasive Plants

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – Glacier National Park's Citizen Science Program announces two opportunities to help with early detection of invasive plants along park trails: a Noxious Weed Blitz on July 21 and an online training course for the Invasive Plants Citizen Science program...

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Sunday on Northwestern Outdoors Radio: Bear With Us

Summer is prime time for human-bear encounters and Gregg Losinski with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and Idaho Fish and Game has tips for minimizing those encounters for hikers, campers and those who live in bear country...

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