The Lolo National Forest (NF) is located in western Montana, geographically surrounding the the city of Missoula and bounded by other national forests and the Flathead Indian Reservation. View the forestwide map for more details.
Located west of the continental divide, the Lolo NF is influenced by both continental and maritime climates. These climates provide for a wide range of environmental gradients producing a forest of diverse ecosystems. These ecosystems range from wet, western redcedar bottoms to high alpine peaks, and forests of alpine larch and whitebark pine.