|Flathead National Forest|
|IUCN Category VI (Managed Resource Protected Area)|
|Nearest city||Kalispell, MT|
|Area||2,351,761 acres (9,300 km²)|
|Governing body||U.S. Forest Service|
The Flathead National Forest is a national forest in the western part of the U.S. state of Montana. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Kalispell is a city in and the County seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States. Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common "National forest" redirects here for the National Forest in England see National Forest England; for those in Brazil see List of Brazilian National Forests The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern The forest covers 2. 3 million acres (9300 km²) of which about 1 million acres (4000 km²) is designated wilderness. To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 To help compare Orders of magnitude of different geographical regions we list here areas between 1000 km2 and 10000 km2 Wilderness is generally defined as a Natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by Human activity It is named after the Flathead Indians who lived in the area. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation are the Bitterroot Salish, Kootenai and Pend d'Oreilles Tribes The forest is located in the Rocky Mountains with elevations ranging from less than 4,500 feet to over 8,500 feet (1400 to 2600 m). Mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a Mountain range in western North America. The Forest provides habitat for approximately 250 species of wildlife and 22 species of fish. This includes the threatened grizzly bear, lynx, bald eagle, bull trout, a rare plant named water howellia, and the endangered gray wolf. Threatened species are any species (including Animals Plants fungi, etc The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis, also known as the Silvertip Bear, is a Subspecies of Brown bear (Ursus arctos that lives A lynx is any of four medium-sized wild cats. All are members of the Genus Lynx, but there is considerable confusion about the best way to classify The Bald Eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a Bird of prey found in North America that is most recognizable as the national bird and Howellia aquatilis (water howellia is a small plant in the family Campanulaceae and is considered to a threatened species since 1994. An endangered species is a population of an organism which is at risk of becoming Extinct because it is either few in numbers or threatened by changing environmental or predation The grey wolf or gray wolf ( Canis lupus) also known as the timber wolf or simply wolf, is a Mammal of the order Carnivora
The Flathead National Forest is bordered by Glacier National Park and Canada (to the north, the Lewis and Clark National Forest and Glacier to the east, the Lolo National Forest to the south, and the Kootenai National Forest to the west. Glacier National Park is located in the US state of Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Lewis and Clark National Forest is located in west central Montana, United States. Lolo National Forest is located in western Montana, United States with the western boundary being the state of Idaho. Kootenai National Forest is located in the far northwestern section of Montana and the northeasternmost lands in the Idaho panhandle United States along The wilderness areas in the forest are the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Great Bear Wilderness Area, and Mission Mountains Wilderness Area. A wilderness area is a region where the land is in a natural state where impacts from human activities are minimal—that is as a Wilderness. The Bob Marshall Wilderness is located in western Montana in the United States and is named after Bob Marshall (1901-1939 an early forester conservationist The Great Bear Wilderness is located in northern Montana, United States, within Lewis and Clark National Forest Created by an act of Congress The Mission Mountains Wilderness is located in the US state of Montana. Other specially-designated areas in the forest include Flathead Wild and Scenic River, Jewel Basin Hiking Area, and the Coram Experimental Forest. The Flathead River is a Tributary of Clark Fork in the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of British Columbia Jewel Basin is an area of the Flathead National Forest, Montana, USA, known for its Hiking. The Coram Experimental Forest was established in 1933 within the Flathead National Forest in the state of Montana, about 45 kilometers east of Kalispell Some 270,000 acres (1,100 km²) of non-federal land are also included in the boundaries drawn for the national forest. This includes private land, commercial forest and part or all of Swan River State Forest, Stillwater State Forest and Coal Creek State Forest.
Commercial activities in the non-wilderness sections of the forest include timber harvesting, two downhill ski resorts and a small amount of cattle grazing. Lumber or timber is Wood in any of its stages from felling through readiness for use as structural Material for Construction, or A ski is a long flat device worn on the feet designed to help the wearer slide smoothly over snow Cattle, colloquially referred to as cows, are domesticated Ungulates a member of the Subfamily Bovinae of the family Individuals can pick less than 10 gallons of beries without a permit. Larger amounts of berries, firewood and Christmas tree cutting, mushroom or mineral gathering and camping in wilderness areas require permits.
The forest contains 1,700 miles (2,700 km) of roads, many of them primitive fire roads and 2,800 miles (4,500 km) of hiking trails. The word 'hiking' is understood in all English-speaking countries but there are differences in usage
While camping is allowed almost anywhere within national forests without a permit, Flathead National Forest also has 34 campgrounds with some facilities. Definition Camping describes a range of activities Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots whereas Recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped The largest campground has only 40 sites and 2 campgrounds have only one site each. Most campgrounds do not have running water. There are also 11 cabins for rent in the forest.
The forest lies primarily in Flathead County (about 73% of its acreage), but smaller areas extend into five other counties. Flathead County is a County located in the US state of Montana. In descending order of land area they are Powell, Missoula, Lake, Lewis and Clark, and Lincoln counties. Powell County is a County located in the US state of Montana. Missoula County is a County located in the US state of Montana. Lake County is a County located in the US state of Montana. As of 2000 the population was 26507 Lewis and Clark County is a County located in the US state of Montana. Lincoln County is a County located in the US state of Montana. Forest headquarters are located in Kalispell, Montana. Kalispell is a city in and the County seat of Flathead County, Montana, United States.