Tree Frog Forestry News

Flathead forest plan goes live during shutdown

By Rob Chaney
The Missoulian
January 10, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

A sweeping update to national forest management throughout northwestern Montana was approved at the end of 2018, but the public can’t see its final updates due to the federal government shutdown. Flathead National Forest Supervisor Chip Weber published the final record of decision of the Forest Land Management Plan and a four-forest amendment governing grizzly bear recovery in the Federal Register on Dec. 27. While the plans and amendments are available on the Forest Service website, the record of decision was not released. …The 180-page plan (not including appendices) generally guides how specific future decisions will be made in the Flathead National Forest.

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