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Jack Ward Thomas Remembered By UM and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Former chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Jack Ward Thomas died on May 26 following a long bout with cancer.

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Missoula Wildland Firefighters Headed To Canada

Wildland firefighters from Missoula and other parts of Montana are headed north of the border to assist with efforts in battling blazes in the province of Alberta, Canada.

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Senator Steve Daines Offers Hope To Montana Loggers For Future of Access To Federal Lands

Montana Senator Steve Daines was in Missoula Saturday morning to speak to a gathering of the Montana Loggers Association at the Holiday Inn, downtown. 

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Forest Service Eyes Jackson Hole Guided Shore Fishing Plan

U.S. Forest Service officials are considering a proposal to open non-wilderness areas in northern Jackson Hole to guided day-use shore fishing.

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Credit: Chris McGrath / Getty Images
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Montanore Mine Doesn’t Receive Full Approval, Montana Politicians Respond

A legal battle over the Montanore Mine expansion near Libby has gone on for 11 years, and will continue after a Montana Department of Environmental Quality decision on Friday...

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Christmas tree farm
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Christmas Tree Chopping Has Begun – Helpful Tips and Reminders

Cutting down your own Christmas tree this year? Here's some helpful reminders from the Forest Service.

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Missoula’s Neptune Aviation Wins Five Year – $5 Million Contract With Forest Service [YouTube]

Missoula-based Neptune Aviation has been awarded a 5 year contract to provide maintenance services in support of up to 15 Shorts C-23B Sherpa cargo aircraft by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Neptune Aviation
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Neptune Aviation Awarded Four Next Generation Air Tankers

Today the U.S. Forest Service awarded three companies exclusive contracts to provide seven Next Generation Airtankers for fighting forest fires. One of those companies resides close by.

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Fish Creek Fire
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U.S. Forest Service Orders Evacuations in Parts of Mineral, Missoula Counties

Lightning sparked a fire that ignited Thursday in the Ninemile Ranger District. It’s grown to 2,900 acres since then. The fire is located about 15 miles southwest of Tarkio, west of Missoula. 

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Forest Service Study Shows Over 12 Million Trees In CA's Nat'l Forest Have Died Due To State's Drought
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Senator Steve Daines and the Forest Service Work to Improve Forest Health Restoration Projects, Clarify Importance of CEs

Forest restoration was at the front of Senator Steve Daines’ mind today as he encouraged the U.S. Forest Service to restore the health of the national forest system. With Montana’s recent drought designations in mind, Daines asked Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell to discuss the importance of Categorical Exclusions…something that may be of benefit to future forest health restoration projects.

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