June 14, 2017 proved to be an active day for the Beaverhead Trails Coalition's High Country Trails area just west of Dillon.
Don Copple, fire management officer for Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, brought his 2017 Dillon fire crew to the Cliff Trailhead first thing in the morning to practice fire line construction. The product of their training would be a new trail replacing a hazardous section through the cliffs. They extended their fire line training to produce a new trail from above the cliffs north to a trail down from the "M" that ends up on private property. This new trail is all on Beaverhead Trails Coalition's property and solves a trespass problem.
Later that afternoon Montana's Noxious Weed Management Advisory Board and representatives from the Bureau of Land Management posted a new sign at the west trailhead advising hikers of noxious weeds in the area. The group of over 20 people then spend over an hour pulling noxious weeds in the area.