In the heart of the Rocky Mountains, west of the continental divide and just south of the Canadian border, lies the 2.4 million acre Flathead National Forest. Home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout; with numerous lakes, streams, and rivers to enjoy, the forest is the premiere destination for visitors looking to experience natural landscapes of the American West. Visit one of our three wilderness areas, such as the famous Bob Marshall Wilderness, for a rare glimpse at undeveloped areas with outstanding opportunities for solitude. Celebrated for its water, wildlife, and wilderness the Flathead National Forest has abundant recreation opportunities and outstanding natural resources. We invite you to experience your National Forest!
-- Chip Weber, Flathead National Forest Supervisor
Quick Links to Your Outdoor Adventures
50 Years of Wilderness
The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation and the Montana Wilderness Assoc., Flathead Chapter are sponsoring a four part Wilderness Speaker Series. The third event "Leaving a Legacy; Passing on Wilderness to the Next Generation" is March 13, 2014 at the FVCC Arts & Technology Building, Room 139, 7 - 8:30 pm. See the attached flyer for information on the entire series.
The Flathead National Forest has begun revising its Forest Plan. This section provides information on the Forest planning process and how you can learn more and become involved. It will be updated and revised as new information becomes available.
You will find information and links to planning documents and reports, dates for meetings, press releases, maps, briefing papers and ways to comment or be involved in the process. more>
Beaver Creek Assessment
The Swan Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest is continuing its assessment and moving into project development in the Beaver Creek Area. This link will take you to an interactive mapping utility where you can leave specific comments to help inform project managers of needs for action in this area.