US Capitol Christmas Tree

Christmas in July: Make Ornaments for the Capitol Christmas Tree on the 4th

Thursday, June 15, 2017

If you're in the area, be sure to stop by the Troy Old Fashion 4th of July Celebration and make an ornament for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Join us at the Morrison Elementary School gym following the parade (around 11:30 a.m.) until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. 

For more information, contact the Three Rivers District at 406-295-4693


Get to know the Kootenai National Forest

Friday, June 02, 2017



Just outside of Libby, MT nestled in trees of the northwest corner of Montana sits the Kootenai National Forest. From rugged mountain territory, river valleys to rolling hills, the Kootenai is home to over 2.2 million acres of land and is a playground for thousands of visitors each year. At 8,738 feet, Snowshoe Peak in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness is the highest peak of the forest, surrounded by the Purcell Mountains, Bitteroot Range, and Salish Mountains.

Hidden gems within the Kootenai include the Lake Koocanusa Scenic Byway a highway that stretches along the lake for 67 miles as well as over 100 lakes. The lakes vary in size from small alpine lakes to the 1,240-acre McGregor Lake with two major rivers, the Kootenai and the Clark Fork.

Within the Kootenai the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness stretches 35 miles long among glaciated peaks and valleys with two main ridges both north and south. “Variety best describes the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, ranging from the high, rocky peaks often snowcapped year-round, to groves of huge cedars in the canopied valleys. Hidden in the peaks and ridges are scores of deep blue lakes, feeding clear, cold streams that tumble to moose country below,” explained the U.S. Forest Service.

The Kootenai National Forest has been selected to provide the 2017 US Capitol Christmas Tree. Learn more more about the Capitol Christmas Tree and Kootenai National today.