Lolo National Forest
Replanting Our Nation’s Forests
Forest OverviewJust outside of the charming city of Missoula, Montana, in the western part of the state is Lolo National Forest. If you come for rest and relaxation, recreation, or local history, this forest has exactly what you are looking for. Covering two million acres of majestic landscape, the forest has something to offer everyone. Fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching, horseback riding, and winter recreation offer visitors adventure and rejuvenation during every season. Because the forest is influenced by many different microclimates, the wildlife and plant species are diverse and interdependent.
Because the forest is influenced by many different microclimates, the wildlife and plant species are diverse and interdependent.
Lolo National Forest Needs Our HelpThe 2012 project located on the Thompson Falls Ranger District will restore 300 forestland acres adversely affected by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Two main areas on the Spring Creek drainage had near 85% mortality of the once beautiful stand of lodgepole pine trees. The site has been prepared for planting and a small window of opportunity exists to plant 90,000 ponderosa pine, western larch, and western white pine trees. The site needs to be planted quickly; unwanted, fire-prone brush will quickly dominate the area without intervention by our Forest Service partners.