Central Montana and Missouri River RACs now accepting project proposals

The Helena–Lewis and Clark National Forest invites interested parties to submit project proposals for consideration by both the Central Montana and Missouri River Resource Advisory Committees (RACs). Each RAC will consider proposals for projects that are on or provide substantial benefits to National Forest System lands. The Missouri River RAC will consider projects in Broadwater, Lewis and Clark, and Teton counties, while the Central Montana RAC will consider projects in Meagher and Judith Basin counties. The deadline to submit project proposals is February 3, 2020. CLICK HERE for more information.

Applications open for new outfitter and guide operations on the HLCNF

The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is soliciting applications from interested outfitters and guides to provide services on National Forest System lands on the Belt Creek–White Sulphur Springs and the Judith–Musselshell ranger districts, known collectively as the Jefferson Division. The Forest Service intends to authorize three new special use permits for outfitters and guides providing a variety of services in the area, including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2020.

Final Decision for NCDE Grizzly Bear Plan Amendment

The signed Record of Decision for the Forest Plan Amendments to Incorporate Habitat Management Direction for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Grizzly Bear Population, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, Kootenai National Forest, and Lolo National Forest (December 2018) is now available on the Flathead National Forest's website or on our "Planning" webpage.

2019 Wilderness Regulations & Tips

Planning a trip into the Wilderness: The Bob, Great Bear or Scapegoat?!  Before you head for the mountains, be sure to know important Wilderness and backcountry tips, rules, and regulations!! 

Considering Purchasing an Unpatented Mining Claim??

It is important for any prospective buyer to understand what an unpatented mining claim is, and what the rights of an owner of an unpatented mining claim are.  

Maps for Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act--Wilderness Areas

In 2013 Congress designated an additional 67,160 acres of National Forest System lands along the Rocky Mountain Front as Wilderness land within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex through the Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act. Along with that designation change, new maps have been created to identify those new boundaries.