Recreation in the Dry Fork of Belt Creek Drainage

Learn about precautions to take when recreating near abandoned mines


Do Not Move Firewood

Montana has suitable habitat for harmful forest pests and therefore prohibits the transport of firewood from most US states and Canadian provinces where invasive species are present. 

Holter Lake-Gates of the Mountains River Recreation Plan

Review the coordinated draft management plan for the Holter Lake-Gates of the Mountains Recreation Area on the Missouri River. 

Plant Biodiversity Flickr Set

Visit our Flickr album featuring the plant biodiversity of the Helena-side of the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.

USDA Civil Rights Policy Statement April 9, 2021

Secretary Vilsack writes that, "At USDA, we are recommitting ourselves to the values of equity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for each other and those we serve."

Have You Seen Me?

The Helena National Forest and Montana Discovery Foundation want to team up with YOU to help report sightings of some special wildlife and plant species while you're in the woods!