Working Together

Managing a national forest as large and varied as the Flathead National Forest requires the efforts of not only dedicated employees, but a great many partners and volunteers who contribute greatly to the successful management of forest resources.

Our 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.

Our partners include a number of federal agencies, tribes, State of Montana, conservation organizations, universities, public entities and private citizens. Their assistance is provided through a number of avenues including various grants, partnerships, and volunteer efforts.


Come volunteer with us!

Hands cupped around a tree

Depending on your skills and interests Flathead National Forest may have an available opportunity that fits with you. Potential opportunities could include doing wildlife surveys, hand-pulling weeds, sharing information with forest visitors and educating youth, or working with one of our many partners.

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Visit Our Partners

A trail worker digs trail tread with a pulaski.

We work with many different non-profit partner organizations that help us accomplish our mission. Many of the groups recruit, train and host volunteers to assist with specific forest projects such as trail maintenance, historic building restoration, educating youth, doing wildlife surveys, invasive species monitoring, hand-pulling weeds, packing in supplies for backcountry crews, staffing a lookout and providing forest information to visitors.

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