Posted: Oct 30, 2012 12:03 PM by MTN News
MISSOULA - The popular folf course up Pattee Canyon in Missoula will be closing for the season later this week.
The Missoula Ranger District has been working collaboratively in recent years to provide a folfing opportunity at Pattee Canyon and also worked with partners to repair the resource damage that was occurring from roughly 20 years of year-round unmanaged folfing, according to district officials.
Forest officials point out that several restoration and course improvement projects have been done since 2007 to protect the soil and vegetation while still providing a folfing season. Active management of the course, which includes the seasonal rest, has allowed continued recovery of the area.
Missoula Ranger District Natural Resource Specialist Al Hilshey credited the Garden City Flyers for making many of the projects happen.
The folf course will open again on July 1, 2013 and in the meantime, the Blue Mountain folf course remains available for winter use.