Dam Bear Grass
Stories from a revegetation project high in the Bitterroots
Exploring Montana, Featured
I am not a scientist by any means, and any time someone starts referring to the Latin name of a plant or animal, my eyes glaze over. But a few weeks ago, I was invited by the Montana Wilderness Association to help plant bear grass at Mill Lake in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Five years ago, some major construction on the dam left much of the area around it disturbed and in need of restoration. I had never done a trip like this, but the idea of hanging out high in the Bitterroots is always an enticing proposition, and I quickly agreed.
Field Notes: Travels with Lizzy
West Big Hole Recreation Area and Wilderness
Afoot on the CDT, Exploring Montana
The sun slipped behind the western horizons of Montana’s fabled Big Hole Valley, backlighting summits along a vast sweep of Continental Divide.
At the north wall of the valley, a huge black cloud was swallowing the Pintlers, spitting forks of lightning into forest and sagebrush, trailing curtains of rain.