Input Sought for Beaver Creek Restoration Efforts

By Beacon Staff

The Swan Lake Ranger District is starting the public planning process for a restoration project on Forest Service lands in the Beaver Creek Planning Area. The public is invited to attend a meeting scheduled for May 2 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Swan Valley Community Hall in Condon.

The area under consideration is located in the southern most portion of the Swan Lake Ranger District, bordered by Lindbergh Lake and the Mission Mountains Wilderness to the west and the Swan River to the north.

Restoration activities under consideration include road decommissioning, rehabilitation of stream habitat and critical wetlands, hazardous fuel reductions, vegetation treatments to improve forest health and resilience to disturbance, restoration of old growth conditions, and other actions consistent with the Flathead Forest Plan and the Forest Landscape Restoration Act of 2009.

For more information, or to provide comments, contact Joleen Dunham, planning team leader, at [email protected] or 406-837-7510. Send mail to: Attn: Beaver Creek Project, Swan Lake Ranger District, 200 Ranger Station Road, Bigfork, MT 59911.

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