The 1.6 million acre Bitterroot National Forest, in west central Montana and east central Idaho, is part of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Based on principles of biological diversity and landscape management, the forest supports productive, healthy diverse ecosystems while providing the goods, services, values and opportunities that people desire. These include recreation, wildlife, fisheries, water, cultural resources, as well as timber, minerals, and grazing.
Located in western Montana, this forest is influenced by both continental and maritime climates. These climates provide for a wide range of environmental gradients producing a forest of diverse ecosystems. It offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including water sports, hiking, and snowmobiling.
This 2.4 million acre forest located in northwestern Montana is home to lynx, grizzly bear, and bull trout. It encompasses three wilderness areas, including the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Located in northwest Montana, this national park covers 1,583 square miles of land in the Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It has 700 miles of hiking trails, and invites activities such as backpacking, camping, and cycling.
Through innovative teaching, research, and service, the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation empowers society and its future leaders to better understand and more effectively conserve, restore, and sustain complex social-ecological systems in the Rocky Mountains and beyond.
The former site of a Superfund river restoration project, this state park is located at the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers. It includes trails, an interpretive plaza, and access to the river.
This administrative unit of the National Park Service encompasses many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. Federally owned and administered parks in the capital area date back to 1790, some of the oldest in the United States.
U.S. Forest Service International Programs promotes sustainable forest management and biodiversity conservation internationally. By linking the skills of the field-based staff of the U.S. Forest Service with partners overseas, the agency can address the world’s most critical forestry issues and concerns.
Established in 1964, the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge is a 2,800-acre National Wildlife Refuge along the Bitterroot River in southwestern Montana. The refuge provides sanctuary for many migratory bird species.