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Interagency partners gather for quarterly update meeting

The Madison County Commissioners hosted their quarterly interagency meeting on Oct. 5 at the fire hall and community center in Alder. Representatives from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Madison County Emergency Management and the commissioners’ office were all present.

GLC meets to talk scoping comments for proposed restoration

The purpose of the Sept. 13 meeting was for members of the collaborative and the general public to ask questions about the project, as well as develop talking points for a comment letter from the GLC.

Forest Service looks to public for ideas on forest health, resiliency in Greenhorns

Olson, along with Clint Kolarich, interdisciplinary strike team leader with the BDNF, hosted a collaborative meeting on Feb. 16 to design and implement a forest restoration project in the Greenhorn Range of the northwest Gravelly Mountains.

Judge Haddon rules Indian Creek Trail is public land

In an Oct. 24 ruling, United States District Judge Sam Haddon issued an order in favor of the United States Forest Service and a prescriptive right to trail No. 328, or the Indian Creek Trail, which provides public access to the Lee Metcalf Wilderness and crosses a parcel of the 80 acre Wonder Ranch.

Bear Creek area closure lifted

On Oct. 20, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest lifted the closure of the Bear Creek area of the Madison Mountain Range southeast of Ennis.
The area was closed following the Oct. 1 human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on a recommendation from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.

Trails, area surrounding Bear Creek closed pending human-grizzly investigation

Following the human-grizzly bear encounter 3 miles up North Fork Bear Creek on Oct. 1, the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest temporarily closed trails and the area surrounding Bear Creek leading into the Lee Metcalf Wilderness.

Crews return to fire camp after a day on the Blue Lake Fire

A long stretch of headlights toured down MT Highway 287, turning into the Ennis Rodeo Grounds. Engine after engine lined the open field as firefighters unloaded their packs after a 14 hour day on the Blue Lake Fire.