With a rotation of planning and constructing in alternating years, Missoula County, Trout Unlimited and the Lolo National Forest have completed three restoration projects and a few planning projects in the Upper Ninemile, said Kali Becher of the county’s Community and Planning Services at the outset of a tour that started at the Ninemile Ranger Station.
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NINEMILE – You can’t help but admire, at least grudgingly, the things miners did to the creeks up here to get to gold.
On Monday, representatives from an alphabet soup’s worth of agencies and other groups saw firsthand what it takes to put it all back together. Many of them are involved in the reclamation projects that are, if not picking up steam, at least finding a rhythm.
Summer is a great time to go to the mountains, the rivers and the ocean to get away from the stress of work and everyday chores that occur this time of year.
A “fragile resource” running quietly through town needs protection, especially after past oil spills and a fish poisoning in 2013 diminished its health.
“Because fishing can be fun” is the motto of NEPA Fly Girls, a newly-formed fishing organization that includes women from all walks of life looking for a sense of fun and camaraderie.