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Outdoors briefs

by The Western News
| February 6, 2024 7:00 AM

Avalanche awareness event Feb. 16-17

David Thompson Search and Rescue is hosting an avalanche awareness event Feb. 16-17.

It is free, open to the public and designed for snow enthusiasts who want to learn how to recognize, manage and minimize avalanche hazards as well as the proper use of safety gear such as beacon, shovel and probe.

Included will be identifying avalanche terrain and type, basic snowpack tests and interpretation and basic rescue techniques.

The Friday evening class will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Search and Rescue building at 301 City Service Road in Libby.

Saturday's field class will meet at 8 a.m. at the Lower Keeler Snowmobile Trailhead on National Forest Service Road 473.

For more information or any questions, send an email to

Winter outdoors program Feb. 10 in Libby

Outdoors educator Brian Baxter is offering a program Saturday in Libby on animal tracking and winter birding.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 10. Participants will learn about winter birding, forest botany and animal tracking.

All participants must register! We’ll meet in Libby for coffee and overview and then head to the field to explore several field sites on private lands and take road tours with a qualified instructor. 

The program is adults only, no pets, rain or shine. For more Information and to register email or call 406-291-2154.