The Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation has implemented a temporary closure to all human use for the entire 3.5 miles of the Mollman Pass Trail in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness (also known as the Mollman Lake trail). Tribal Game Wardens received a report a dead horse off the trail. Mollman Lake Trail is located east of Kicking Horse Job Corp Center and southeast of Ronan.
“This type of closure is common for all trails in the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness when there is a report of a dead animal near the trail,” stated Dale Becker, Tribal Wildlife Program Manager.
This closure is to protect both people and bears from potential human/bear conflicts and will remain in effect until an investigation has been completed.
Visitors to the Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness can contact the Division of Fish, Wildlife, Recreation and Conservation for the most current information regarding bear activity in the Mollman area.
For additional information on the closure contact Germaine White, Information and Education Specialist or Pablo Espinoza, Chief of Tribal Game Wardens at 883-2888.