East Deer Lodge Temporary Road Closures

Contact(s): Leona Rodreick

Two Forest Service roads southeast of Deer Lodge will be temporarily closed due to road work and culvert replacement along the North Fork of Perkins Gulch and Dieders Fork of Peterson Creek.  This work will enhance fish passage and improve habitat for conserving populations of genetically pure Westslope Cutthroat Trout.

This is one of many restoration projects identified in the East Deer Lodge Valley Restoration Management Project area. Four culverts will be installed by a Forest Service road crew from Idaho assisting the Pintler Ranger District.  In order to keep visitors safe and out of the work area, portions of National Forest System roads 5165 and 8518 will be temporarily closed August 7 to 17. 

For more information, contact the Pintler Ranger District at (406) 859-3211 or stop by the office at 88 Business Loop in Philipsburg, M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.