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  • Ashley Lake Boat Launch to Be Closed During Vegetation Management

    The Tally Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest will be doing vegetation management on 26 acres adjacent to the Ashley Lake Boat Launch. The project is located west of Kalispell, Montana. Operations could be begin as early as September 16th and end as late as November 30th. During this time period the boat launch will be closed for public safety. Please make plans accordingly as this is the only public boat launch on Ashley Lake.


    Treating the vegetation and fuels in the area will reduce the risk and severity of fires in the wildland urban interface and favor fire resistant trees such as Ponderosa Pine and Western Larch. There is also a need to maintain and improve wildlife habitat as this is an important winter whitetail deer security area.

    For more information please contact Hans Castren at 758-5204 or visit the Tally Lake Ranger Station in Kalispell, Montana.