Features

USDA’s Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Award

  • Fire Adapted Bitterroot

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    The Bitterroot National Forest and Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Hamilton field office have received the USDA’s Joint Chiefs’ Landscape Restoration Partnership Award.  The Forest Service and NRCS will work together to protect communities from wildfires, improve water quality, and restore forest ecosystems on public and private lands. 

Great American Outdoors Act

  • Bitterroot National Forest GAOA Projects

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    The Bitterroot National Forest continues to implement the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), which enables federal land managers to take aggressive steps to address deferred maintenance and other infrastructure projects on national forests and grasslands through 2025.

Winter in the Bitterroot National Forest

  • Winter Recreation Opportunities

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    Winter is a great time to visit the Bitterroot National Forest. From the thrill of downhill skiing and snowmobiling, to the quiet solitude of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, there is something for everyone.

Fall Colors Questions and Answers

Have you ever wondered why leaves turn color or why they fall from a tree?  

Pest Alerts!

Get answers to frequently asked questions about forest insects and diseases.

Discover the Bitterroot Store

Looking for that unique outdoor or nature related gift?  Visit the Discover the Bitterroot store in the lobby of the Forest Service office in Hamilton.

Summer in the Bitterroot National Forest

Summer is a great time to visit the Bitterroot National Forest.  Recreation opportunities abound here including camping at 24 developed campgrounds and 5 group sites, hiking on more than 1,600 miles of trails, fishing for brook and rainbow trout in crystal-clear Alpine lakes, boating, biking, horseback riding and more.

Summer Recreation Opportunities

Summer is a great time to visit the Bitterroot National Forest.