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Bitterroot Forest releases new travel plan

This is a pretty good summary of the Bitterroot Forest’s recently released travel plan . . .

For the first time in 40 years, the Bitterroot National Forest officially has a new updated travel management plan.

The effort follows nine years of public involvement, a record 13,400 comments and court decisions that altered the process midstream before the final document could be released to the public.

Forest Supervisor Julie King signed off on the Bitterroot Forest’s Travel Management Plan Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision [on May 11].

The plan dictates how both summer and winter motorized use is managed on the 1.6 million acre national forest.

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Ten Lakes travel management plan open for comments

Big Therriault Lake - Kootenai National Forest
Big Therriault Lake – Kootenai National Forest

If you wish to comment on the Ten Lakes travel management plan, You’ve got until May 13 . . .

The Kootenai National Forest is accepting public comments on its proposed Ten Lakes Travel Management Project, which would guide motorized recreation rules in and around the Ten Lakes Wilderness Study Area.

Comments are due May 13, with a draft environmental impact statement for the plan expected later that month. The forest hopes to release a final environmental impact statement in August.

The project area consists of the Ten Lakes Wilderness Study Area and some of the common entrance points surrounding it. The plan addresses motorized use, which includes snowmobiles, dirt bikes and four-wheelers, as well as mechanized uses such as mountain bikes.

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