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Custer Gallatin National Forest

Sen. Daines Voices Concerns Over Potential Protections For Montana Rivers

Tuesday, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on several bills including the “Montana Headwaters Legacy Act” which would protect 377 miles of rivers in the Custer-Gallatin and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests by designating them as wild scenic or recreational. Committee member Steve Daines voiced concern...

Avalanche Center Details Recent Cooke City Death

An avalanche near Cooke City over the weekend that killed a snowbiker marked the fourth avalanche fatality in Montana this year. Dave Zinn a forecaster with the Gallatin National Forest Service Avalanche Center who conducted the investigation shared the cause of the avalanche Tuesday on Voices of Montana.

Infrastructure Bill Looks To Improve Three Forks Flood Protection

With the passage of the $1 trillion plus infrastructure bill in Congress, Three Forks in Gallatin County could see greater flood protections. Patricia Hernandez with the Montana-based nonprofit Headwaters Economics says the new floodplain map would make it hard to build in most of the community.

Bozeman Provides Fall Update On Municipal Watershed Project

The Sourdough Canyon Trail officially opened for Bozeman residents Tuesday but there is still much work to be done for the Municipal Watershed Project. Bozeman District Forest Ranger Corey Lewellen on what the Custer Gallatin National Forest crew is working on.

New Fire In Custer Gallatin National Forest Reported

UPDATE: Forest officials are asking that people stop flying drones near wildland fires. Aircraft helping suppress the Shedhorn Fire have twice grounded because of safety issues resulting from drone incursions into the fire area.  A second day of aircraft being grounded – including tankers, helicopters, and air attack – is resulting in in...

Robertson Draw Fire Continues To Grow At Rapid Rate

According to Custer Gallatin National Forest officials, the Robertson Draw fire burning south of Red Lodge grew to 21,000 acres overnight but as of this morning there are no plans to evacuate Red Lodge. Billy Chapman is a spokesman for the Custer Gallatin National Forest.