Little Belt National Forest
Little Belt National Forest was established as the Little Belt Forest Reserve by the U.S. Forest Service in Montana on October 3, 1905 with 583,600 acres (2,362 km2) after a name change from Little Belt Mountains Forest Reserve, which was established on August 16, 1902 with 501,000 acres (2,030 km2). It became a National Forest on March 4, 1907. On July 1, 1908 the entire forest was combined with Highwood Mountains, Snowy Mountains and Little Rockies National Forests to establish Jefferson National Forest and the name was discontinued. The lands are included in Lewis and Clark National Forest.
The forest is part of the Jefferson Division of Lewis and Clark National Forest. The Little Belt Mountains are included in the unit, primarily in Meagher, Cascade, Judith Basin and Wheatland Counties.
- Lewis and Clark National Forest
- Forest History Society
- Listing of the National Forests of the United States and Their Dates (from the Forest History Society website) Text from Davis, Richard C., ed. Encyclopedia of American Forest and Conservation History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company for the Forest History Society, 1983. Vol. II, pp. 743-788.