Bitterroot National Forest


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Bitterroot National Forest

Address:1801 N 1st St
Hamilton, MT 59840

Phone:406-363-7100
Fax:406-363-7159
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r1/bitterroot
Size: 1,600,000 acres.
Location:Southwestern Montana and Idaho. Accessible by US 93; MT 43 and MT 12. Nearby cities/towns include Missoula, Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis, Hamilton, Darby, and Sula.
Facilities:5 cabins, 18 campgrounds, lookouts, picnic sites, trails (1,600 miles), environmental education center.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Two mountain ranges, Bitterroot in the west and Sapphire in the east, separated by Bitterroot River valley; miles of rivers including the Selway, Clearwater, and Bitterroot, with world-class whitewater rapids; wilderness areas including portions of Selway-Bitterroot, Anaconda Pintler, and Frank Church River of No Return.

See other parks in Montana.
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The Sapphire WSA comprises approximately 94,000 acres in the Bitterroot National Forest and parts of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest just east of Hamilton, Montana.
There are daily horseback rides along Bitterroot National Forest, blrdlng tours, crosscountry skiing, fly-fishing, guided nature hikes, tennis courts, and much more to keep you moving.
This work was conducted with approval of the RML Animal Care and Use Committee (protocol #2012-029 and #2013-035), the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (permit #2013-104) and the Bitterroot National Forest (permit #BIT201310).
Robbins Gulch area, 1994 (a) Bitterroot National Forest 15 July 1994-31 July Ravalli Co.
It was finally contained in mid-September, but not before it took out 27,800 acres of the Bitterroot National Forest.
Finally, we excluded lands that experienced high or medium burn severity in the 2000 wildfires, using data supplied by Bitterroot National Forest staff.
In Montana's Bitterroot National Forest, for example, the Agriculture Department's inspector general found that forest managers had diverted $1.
In Montana, fires burned 597,907 acres that year, with fires in and around the Bitterroot National Forest accounting for 49 percent of that total (National Interagency Fire Center 2002).
The Forest Service had sought to allow the logging of more than 40,000 acres of burned trees in the Bitterroot National Forest of Montana before completing the public appeals required by a 1992 law.
Many of their efforts took place on private lands, where no one agency was in a position to address problems, says Nan Christianson, Fire Response Project team leader for the Bitterroot National Forest.
Darby, at the South end of the Bitterroot Valley, has seen timber harvests in the Bitterroot National Forest decline almost 90 percent since 1987.