It’s not often that in rural Montana we can find a Forest Service ranger, a heavy equipment operator, conservation advocates, and others all heralding a government program. But that’s exactly what happened recently in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.
Around this time of year I begin planning wildflower photography hikes. My only requirement for these adventures is that the trail must have a good variety of flowers. A bonus is if the trail is known for having any rare flowers or plants.