If you want some forest maps I would recommend learning to use Karttapullautin to process the lidar around you guys. Idk if you have a car to get to some places but if you read that thread you can see how far some of the lidar is from you guys.
There is a bunch around Helena that I think would be worth processing but right now Im just focusing on the top section closest to Alberta. I might come down if I make a few good ones.
Let me know if you want more information on how to make the maps, it goes really fast and doesn't take almost any effort.
Im just making like tons of maps, and Montana is the closest place with Lidar in the US for me. I feel like you guys could make more use of these maps than me though.
Let me know if you'd be up for some field checking or doing some trainings on these too!