Working Together

Managing a national forest as varied as the Bitterroot National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but many partners and volunteers who contribute greatly to the successful management of forest resources.  These partnerships are incredibly important to the Forest Service and help spread our resources out which enables us to get to some of our backlogged work. Without these efforts by our great partners some of our work would be difficult to complete.

Our partners include a number of federal agencies, tribes, State of Montana, conservation organizations, universities, local school districts, public entities, and private citizens.  Their assistance is provided through a number of avenues including various grants, partnerships, and volunteer efforts. As one of our partners, the students at the Trapper Creek Job Corps Civilian Conservation center in Darby, Montana assist with various Forest Service programs such urban forestry, hazardous fuels reduction, construction and firefighting.

These dedicated partners help maintain recreation sites and trails, reduce hazardous fuels, restore watersheds, monitor wildlife populations, improve wildlife and fisheries habitat, inventory and monitor archeological and historic sites, provide input to proposed management activities, conduct conservation education programs, and respond to emergency incidents. Please follow the links on the left under Working Together for more information. Additionally,  please feel free to stop by any of our Forest Service offices or call us if you have any questions. 

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Old time trail construction