Month: August 2017

Close up of Pine bark.

Conservationists Work to Protect Whitebark Pine on Kettle Crest

In 2015, the Colville National Forest (CNF) signed the Whitebark Pine Enhancement Project decision that uses vegetation management, prescribed burning, and other methods to help improve growing conditions for whitebark pine on the Colville National Forest. Beginning in July, 2017, the CNF has partnered with the Kettle Range Conservation Group (KRCG) to help implement the …

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Photo courtesy of Alicia Leggett.

Mountain Biking in Montana: Ward Mountain

Most peaks in Montana’s Bitterroot Range fall within the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness boundary. Because of this, local riders rarely have the chance to experience summiting a peak. Ward Mountain, southwest of Hamilton, Mont., is an exception. Ward Mountain Trail is a six-mile out-and-back ride with nearly 5,000 feet of elevation gain and impressive views of the …

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