The Nature Conservancy Closes Land Due to Beeskove Fire

Missoula, MT

Effective immediately, The Nature Conservancy has temporarily closed some of our land to the public, as a result of the Beeskove Fire.  Unless otherwise noted, all trails and roads that are within the boundaries described below and outlined in the attached map are closed to public access due to the fire and associated suppression work.

These closures are necessary to protect visitors from hazards and accommodate the needs of fire crews.

Our goal is to fully suppress the fire and reopen TNC land to the public as soon as possible.

We thank everyone for their patience and cooperation.

For more information on the fire, visit
Updates to the TNC land closure will be posted on the TNC's Montana forests webpage and our Facebook page:


  • T13N R17W: ALL TNC (aka Montana Checkerboard, LLC) Lands.
  • T14N R17W: ALL TNC (aka Montana Checkerboard, LLC) Lands that lie WEST of the Gold Creek Road #126 north to the junction with  West Fork Gold Creek Road #2013, then SOUTHWEST of the West Fork Gold Creek Road #2103.
  • T15N R17W: ALL TNC (aka Montana Checkerboard, LLC) Lands that lie SOUTHWEST of the West Fork Gold Creek Roads #2103 and #4323.
  • AS SHOWN on the map
  • Unless specified, all trails and roads that are within and those that make up the boundaries to this area closure are closed due to the Beeskove fire and its associated suppression work.
  • NOTE THAT there is also a Lolo National Forest Supervisor’s Order for Special Closure on adjacent Lolo NF lands and associated USFS access roads; see Order # 19-029-LOLO-D3.

At TNC: Bebe Crouse, 406-579-8559,
At Lolo National Forest, Beeskove Fire information, 8am-6pm: 406-209-9767
At Montana Dept Fish, Wildlife & Parks: Vivica Crowser, 406-542-5518,

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