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
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Update from the Thompson Divide Fire Complex - Evacuation order being lifted
The evacuation order for the Essex area is being lifted on Friday morning September 4th. For more information, call the Flathead County Office of Emergency Services at (406) 758-2111.
Friday morning at 8:00 am the pilot car escort will end, with unrestricted travel on U.S. Highway 2. Motorists are cautioned to drive carefully because of fire traffic along this route. For current road status, call 511 or visit http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/alerts.shtml.
Stage II Fire Restrictions Are in Effect!
Due to extreme fire conditions Stage II Fire Restrictions are in effect for Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders Counties. Restrictions cover all private, state, and federal lands, including Flathead and Kootenai National Forests and Glacier National Park. Stage II Restrictions prohibit any open burning including campfires. For other fire restriction information go to www.firerestrictions.us.
Missoula Area Stage II Fire Restrictions will be in effect at 12:01AM on Friday August 28.2015.
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The Flathead National Forest is currently revising its Forest Plan. Find out more about the plan revision process and how you can be involved in planning the Forest’s future. more>