Assessment and Prescriptions for Flathead Forest Plan Revision

Swan View Coalition has issued its General Assessment and Prescriptions for Flathead Forest Plan Revision and, along with Friends of the Wild Swan, its more specific Citizen reVision of the Flathead Forest Plan.

 

Click here for the most current version of the Assessment and Prescriptions.

Click here for our Citizen reVision of the Flathead Forest Plan or click here for its two-page summary. The Citizen reVision includes the Wildlands Recovery Plan for the Flathead National Forest, below. Click here to see who supports the Citizen reVision.

Click here for the Annotated Bibliography of research supporting the Assessment and Prescriptions and the Citizen reVision.

Click here for a map of abundant public access to the Flathead National Forest.

Click here for our Wildlands Recovery Plan for the Flathead National Forest.

Click here for our more specific Wildlands Recovery Plan for the Northern Swan Range.

Click here to view damage done to the Swan Range by snowmobiles and ATVs, as exhibits to our prior comments on the 2006 Draft Revised Flathead Forest Plan.

Click here to read our letter to the Flathead Forest Supervisor outlining serious concerns with the contracting of Meridian Institute for $285,000 to help conduct Forest Plan revision meetings, but without requiring accurate records and without the Flathead firstly completing its requisite Assessment of the Management Situation.

Click here for our guidance on Recreation Quality in Flathead Forest Plan Revision.

Click here for our comments on Flathead National Forest's draft Wilderness Suitability Inventory.

Click here for our case study showing areas burned by wildfire should be considered suitable for Wilderness designation because prior logging is no longer "substantially noticeable."

Click here for our comments on Flathead National Forest's final Wilderness Suitability Inventory and its Evaluation of those areas for potential recommendations as Wilderness in the Revised Forest Plan. Our comments include 63 great photographs highlighting the wilderness values of the Swan Crest, so it's worth the moment it takes to download the nearly 18 MB pdf!

Click here to read the Flathead and Montana Snowmobile Associations' objections to Flathead Forest Plan Amendment 24 and their withdrawal from the settlement agreement of Montana Wilderness Association's lawsuit.

Click here to read Flathead National Forest's clarification that Montana Wilderness Association did not agree to Amendment 24 allowing snowmobiling in grizzly bear denning habitat as late as May 31, when females with cubs remain near their snowbound winter den sites, rather than cease snowmobiling at den emergence March 15 or April 1 as prior to Amendment 24.

 

This article published on February 25, 2014 • [Permalink]