St. Regis residents meet with Lolo National Forest to hear about proposed action

By James Dobson
8KPAX Missoula & Western Montana
February 14, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

ST REGIS — Conservation leaders, logging operators, politicians, and members of the public met with Lolo National Forest leadership at the St. Regis Community Center on Tuesday to hear about the proposed action to revise the forest’s Land Management Plan. The proposed action, which was released to the public earlier this month, revises the current land management plan to bring it up to modern standards. The current plan was signed in 1986 and is required by law to be regularly updated. Once finished, the plan is expected to stay in place for 10 to 15 years. Additionally, the USFS writes in the proposed action that, “Since the land management plan was approved, there have been changes in economic, social, and ecological conditions, new policies and priorities, and new information based on monitoring and scientific research.” A land management plan generally serves to balance the needs of natural resource harvesting, recreation, and conservation.

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