The Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is currently soliciting applications from interested parties to provide outfitter and guide services on the Rocky Mountain Ranger District (RMRD). The district intends to authorize service days for existing permits and/or authorize new special use permits that will allow individuals or organizations to conduct commercial outfitter-guide services to the general public on a recurring basis within the specifically-described National Forest System lands on the RMRD.
Application packets—including the permit, an operating plan, a business plan, and a financial statement—will be accepted until close-of-business on Monday, October 15, 2018. All parties will be required to complete and submit an application. Incomplete application packets or packets not received by October 15th will not be considered.
Interested individuals or organizations can submit an application for one or both of the following:
- 250 service days for summer and fall outfitting and guiding in the Badger Two –Medicine area, with a reserved site at Lonesome Creek. Reserved period of use at Lonesome Creek Camp is: 9/1-11/30. Thirty AUMs of grazing for pack and saddle stock are available at this site.
- 150 service days for fall hunting and 40 summer use days for outfitting and guiding in the Birch Creek addition to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, with a reserved site at Circus Creek. Reserved period of use at Circus Creek Camp is: 7/1-12/1. Twelve AUMs of grazing are available for pack and saddle stock at this site.
Application packets should be received by October 15, 2018 to the following address: Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, ATTN: Rory Glueckert, 2880 Skyway Drive, Helena, MT 59602.
Questions can be directed to Rory Glueckert, Forest Recreation Program Manager at 406-449-5201, Mike Munoz, Rocky Mountain District Ranger at 406-466-5341, or Karen Horn, Rocky Mountain District Ranger Special-Use Permit Administrator at 406-466-5341. The prospectus, which includes a fillable version of the application, is posted on the Forest website at: www.fs.usda.gov/hlcnf.
The final decision and selection is at the sole discretion of the Authorized Officer, which for this process is the District Ranger for the RMRD. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any or all applications if the applications do not best serve the needs of the public.