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**CORRECTION**The Strawberry Butte Front Country Trail Management Project--located in the north Elkhorn Mountains on the Helena Ranger District--is currently out for public review and comment. In the project's scoping letter, the email address was printed incorrectly. The correct email address is: comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.usMembers of the public have until November 30, 2018 to submit their comments regarding the District's proposed action. Comments can be hand-delivered or mailed to the Helena Ranger District office (2880 Skyway Drive, Helena, MT 59602), or emailed to comments-northern-helena-helena@fs.fed.us.  All of the project documents and maps are posted on the "Projects" webpage (Click on "Land and Resources Management" in the left column, then click on "Projects" and then select "Strawberry Butte Front Country Trail Management Project" from the list).


Bob Marshall Wilderness Interactive Trail Conditions Map

Taking a trip to the backcountry and wondering what the trail conditions are right now? Well, wonder no longer! Thanks to the coordination by the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation, trail conditions reports and updates is just a click away! View the interactive map with real-time updates!

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Outfitter & Guide Special Use Permit on Rocky Mountain Ranger District


Beginning August 15, 2018, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest solicited applications from interested parties to provide outfitter and guide services on the Rocky Mountain Ranger District. The district intends to authorize additional service days for existing permits and/or authorize new special use permits that will allow individuals or organizations to conduct commercial outfitter-guide services to the general public on a recurring basis within the specifically-described National Forest System lands on the RMRD.  ***NEW DEADLINE is Friday, November 16, 2018.***

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.  

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Prescription Trails

Together, Bike Walk Montana and Recreational Trails Program, are working to make Montana healthier, one step at a time!

Plant Biodiversity Flickr Set

Picture of Wildflowers on the Helena National Forest: Arnica, Indian Paintbrush, and Bluebells

Visit our Flickr album featuring Helena National Forest Plant Biodiversity for beautiful photographs of wildflowers and plants across the Forest!


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!