Toilet Installation Proposed for Chief Joseph Parking Area

Contact(s): Leona Rodreick

     The Wisdom Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is considering a proposal from the Bitterroot Cross-Country Ski Club to install an additional accessible vault toilet at the Chief Joseph Trailhead parking area. The trailhead is located approximately 23 miles west of Wisdom, adjacent to Montana Highway 43.

     The current capacity of the existing toilet has been exceeded at the popular trailhead and trail system to adequately serve the needs of visitors. The club is pursuing a grant to purchase a new double-vault toilet which the Forest Service would install near the single-vault unit already on site.

     Comments to this proposal should be submitted by April 18, 2014.  Comments should include: name; postal and email address; and phone number.  All comments will be considered part of the public record, and available for public review.

Share your comments, concerns, or ideas with Russ Riebe, Wisdom District Ranger, 300 Forest Service Road, Wisdom, MT  59761. Email comments may be sent to, type Chief Joseph SST in the subject line or send them by fax to (406) 689-3245.   Information about this and other Forest projects are available on the web at Contact John Ericson at the Wise River Ranger District Office (406) 832-3178 or by email at