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Questions About Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship

The Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Proposal on the Seeley Lake Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest has gotten a lot of positive praise from all involved, including many environmental organization. However, in their rush to reach consensus, many fundamental underlying assumptions about the need for forest restoration, whether logging can achieve the goals, the effectiveness of fuels thinning, as well as the environmental and economic viability of the proposal are not critically evaluated by plan proponents.

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Bitterroot Resort Requests Public Land Use For Skiing, Mountain Biking

Bitterroot Resort has requested a special use permit for creating alpine skiing, Nordic skiing and summer mountain bike areas on 1,680 acres in the Bitterroot and Lolo National Forests adjacent to developer Tom Maclay’s ranch. The proposal was announced by the resort in a press release Tuesday afternoon and confirmed by the Bitterroot National Forest today. The request is a revision of an earlier proposal that was denied by the Forest Service because it was not allowable under the forest plan. A new forest plan is in the works and is expected to be released soon.

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Activists Think Common Ground is Still Possible

By Chris Bryant Things have not been going well for the leadership of the Bitterroot National Forest. A current proposed project designed and promoted to reduce fuel loads is, perhaps not surprisingly, under attack from critics.

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