Explore Haugan, MT
By Monica Bourgeau, Business Coaching
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Haugan is about five miles from the Idaho border. The town was named for H. G. Haugan, land commissioner and comptroller for the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. Haugan was established and maintained as a pusher station for trains ascending the Coeur d'Alene Mountain grade. (from Cheney's Names on the Face of Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company) Today, the area offers plenty of outdoor sporting opportunities, including big game hunting, hiking, biking, fishing, and horseback riding. At the historic Savenac Nursery, visitors can learn the story of how millions of trees changed the future of our national forests. Established in 1907, Savenac was once one of the largest US Forest Service tree nurseries in the United States, producing 12 million seedlings annually t...
By Monica Bourgeau, Business Coaching
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Located in Haugan, MT, Savenac is one of the oldest USDA Forest Service nurseries in the West. Savenac has an interesting past; we invite you to take our self-guided tour and learn how a honeymoon on horseback resulted in one of the largest and most beautiful nurseries in the West. Today, Savenac is a great place to visit and is a favorite for groups, schools, and retreats. Savenac can be rented at http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/lolo/rec-rental-cabins/index-sav-bunk.shtml. The local schools hold an annual "Outdoor School" at Savenac and the students stay for a week and learn archery, outdoor safety, and basic survival techniques. At the historic Savenac Nursery, visitors can learn the story of how millions of trees changed the future of our national forests. Established in 1907, Savenac was on...

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