Outdoor Safety & Ethics

Photo of a mountain biker and a spectacular view of mountains and sky in the background.




Have Fun! Be Safe.

It's important to be a safe and ethical recreationist - it's good for you and good for the environment!

Avalanche Report - updated in the winter

Leave No Trace - center for outdoor ethics

Leave No Weeds - a conservation and education campaign based on the Leave No Trace principles

Tread Lightly - promoting responsible outdoor recreation

Weather for the Missoula area

Food Storage Information - know how to store your food to protect yourself and wildlife. A food storage order signed in 2011 requires food storage practice across the Forest to reduce the potential for human-wildlife encounters.