Brushing out along Hay Creek Trail #3, July 9, 2022 – W. K. Walker
The June 23, 2023 Forest Service Trail Condition Reports for the Glacier View and Hungry Horse Ranger Districts have been posted to the website Trail Conditions page.
These reports contain a fair amount of useful information. Besides trail conditions, they include trail numbers, their official names and end-to-end mileages. The reports may also list information on trail and area closures, especially during fire season.
FIRE DANGER IS LOW
Jim Rittenburg and I got photo-bombed by a moose this morning at the Trail 3/Trail 26 intersection! I like to think the moose appreciated our trail clearing efforts.
Portrait with moose (no. 1) at Trail 3-Trail 26 intersection, June 23, 2023 – W. K. Walker
Portrait with moose (no. 2) at Trail 3-Trail 26 intersection, June 23, 2023 – W. K. Walker
Kurt Steele, Flathead National Forest Supervisor has moved to a position with Region 1 Forest Headquarters. In the meantime, Deputy Flathead Forest Supervisor Tami McKenzie is holding the fort . . .
Flathead National Forest Supervisor Kurt Steele has accepted a new position at the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Region headquarters in Missoula, capping a three-and-a-half-year stint overseeing 2.4 million forested acres in northwest Montana that in the past year had become beset in controversy.
According to an agency spokesperson, Steele “was offered and accepted” a new post as deputy director at the regional office that involves “environmental planning,” although the details of the position are still being worked out.
“I think it’s just a lateral move to a position at the regional office level,” Dan Hottle, the federal agency’s northern region public information officer, said Friday afternoon, when details about the transition were still scant. “It’s a new role and he will work closely with the regional leadership team on a number of different projects across the region as deputy director. His start date is still being negotiated right now.”
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