Jocelyn Dodge

Plan Your Memorial Day Getaway: Butte & Georgetown Lake Campsites
Plan Your Memorial Day Getaway: Butte & Georgetown Lake Campsites
Plan Your Memorial Day Getaway: Butte & Georgetown Lake Campsites
Well, after another long winter behind us, the recent snowfall notwithstanding, we have come to Memorial Day Weekend and Summer's unofficial start. Regardless of the weather or the forecast there are many who will be heading to area campsites for the holiday weekend, and local forester and outdoor recreation enthusiast Jocelyn Dodge says that the campgrounds are ready. She shared with us some things you should know beforehand if you're heading for a campsite or river over the long weekend.
Stay Safe Outdoors: Tips For Bear Awareness And Tick Prevention
Stay Safe Outdoors: Tips For Bear Awareness And Tick Prevention
Stay Safe Outdoors: Tips For Bear Awareness And Tick Prevention
We recently caught up with local forester and outdoor recreationalist extraordinaire, Jocelyn Dodge and she shared some great news for those experiencing a bit of cabin fever. "Thompson Park is now open for the summer from 8 AM to 9 PM through Labor Day," she told us. But with the warm weather comes more active wildlife. "It’s also bear and tick season and bears are beginning to come out of hibernation and will be looking for food."
Stay Safe In the Montana Winter: Tips For Wildlife Encounters And Snow Machine Use
Stay Safe In the Montana Winter: Tips For Wildlife Encounters And Snow Machine Use
Stay Safe In the Montana Winter: Tips For Wildlife Encounters And Snow Machine Use
With the recent nice weather following the bitter cold snap we had a couple of weeks ago, people are taking advantage of the temperatures and are getting back on our area's roads and trails. We caught up with local forester and outdoor recreationalist Jocelyn Dodge who offered some tips on what to do if you encounter wildlife and how to stay safe on your snow machines.
Are you ready for Montana's big game general rifle season?
Are you ready for Montana's big game general rifle season?
Are you ready for Montana's big game general rifle season?
We are only a few days away from a day that hunters from all across Montana and even all across the entire region have had circled on their calendars since early last December. The Treasure State's general big game rifle season opens on Saturday, October 21 and we had the chance to talk with local forester and avid outdoor enthusiast Jocelyn Dodge about what steps you need to take when venturing into the Montana backcountry.
Butte's Mother Lode to host "Junk to Gem" fundraiser Wednesday
Butte's Mother Lode to host "Junk to Gem" fundraiser Wednesday
Butte's Mother Lode to host "Junk to Gem" fundraiser Wednesday
Can you refurbish an old piece of furniture like you were Bob Vila? Or do you run away in fear at the sight of tools and stain. Either way, you will find a welcome spot at the Mother Lode Theater's "Junk to Gem" fundraiser coming up at the Mother Lode Wednesday evening.
Fall a great time to get outdoors in Southwest Montana
Fall a great time to get outdoors in Southwest Montana
Fall a great time to get outdoors in Southwest Montana
Fall is definitely in the air in Southwest Montana but along with the crisp mornings and imminent snowfall there are many recreation opportunities on our area's roads, trails and campsites. We had a chance to chat with local forester and outdoor enthusiast Jocelyn Dodge and she offered some helpful suggestions for anyone who wants to get outside and enjoy the changing of the seasons.
Southwest Montana outdoor recreation bountiful in early fall
Southwest Montana outdoor recreation bountiful in early fall
Southwest Montana outdoor recreation bountiful in early fall
With the arrival of September comes cooler temperatures and fall colors and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities on the Beaverhead-Deer Lodge National Forest. Local forester and outdoor enthusiast Jocelyn Dodge gave us some insight on what to expect this fall if you plan on venturing out into the woods, be it for some late-season camping, the beginning of big-game archery season or just a relaxing drive on a Southwest Montana backcountry road.
Southwest Montana mountains offer camping, serenity and beauty.
Southwest Montana mountains offer camping, serenity and beauty.
Southwest Montana mountains offer camping, serenity and beauty.
Make no mistake. It is HOT in Southwest Montana this summer. As temperature records fall across the entire country, the mercury in our neck of the woods has gone into the 90s several times already and August looks as though it could be another scorcher. However, there are areas nearby where the temperatures are a bit cooler, the air has a little more moisture, and the views are unbeatable. Southwest Montana forester and outdoor recreation expert Jocelyn Dodge has a few viable suggestions.
Beating the summertime heat the Montana way
Beating the summertime heat the Montana way
Beating the summertime heat the Montana way
What is the best way to handle all of this summertme heat? Many are looking for the best way to cool off and local forester and recreation expert Jocelyn Dodge says that some ways of doing just that can involve some of Southwest Montana's beautiful waterways and can be a great way to spend some quality time with friends and family.

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