Alerts & Notices


During the fire season conditions in the forest can change quickly. Stay informed on the latest wildfire locations and closures before you leave for the woods!

  • The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) posts a new Situation Report every day. This is a national report that summarizes information on current large fires, gives an outlook for the day, provides the total number of fires and acreage burned, as well as the current number of committed resources.
  • InciWeb has a map of current larger incidents with contact information.

Kootenai Fire Information

The Kootenai National Forest homepage will contain the latest up-to-date fire information during fire season.


  • Termination Order: Libby District Spring Road Closures
  • Big Creek Area Peregrine Falcon Closure
  • Spring Road Closure: South Fork of Pipe Creek Rd #68
  • Road #4445 Closure


  • South Flower Ski Area Closure
  • Cabinet RD Trail Closure: Trail # 877 & #861
  • Skid Creek Road Closure
  • Closure: Skidale Timber Sale
  • Road Closure Order: Road #6746 Washout
  • Road Closure Order: Road #368 Washout
  • Restriction of Use in the Big Creek Natural Research Area
  • Over-Snow Area Closures

Public Notices

Weed Free Hay

The Forest Service requires all hay, straw, or mulch used on National Forest System lands in Montana and Idaho to be certified as noxious weed-free.  This requirement will affect persons who use pack and saddle stock, outfitters, ranchers with grazing permits, ski areas and certain contractors.