The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Catherine Ellerton
Whitehall Ledger 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 6/13/1996


It’s finally summer in the valleys of southwest Montana, but it’s still spring or even late winter up in the mountains, the Forest Service reminds area residents. Melting snow and rain have left soils in the higher country saturated, and the Forest Service and leaders of off-road vehicle groups are asking the public for help to prevent damaging this basic natural resource. Debbie Austin, Forest Supervisor, Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest urged everyone going into the mountains to take some simple precautions. “First, avoid meadows, especially with vehicles and stock animals . . ....

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