Flathead National Forest Reschedules Two Public Meetings

By Beacon Staff

The Flathead National Forest has rescheduled two public meeting that were cancelled due to the partial government shutdown. One is an open house that is part of the Forest Plan Revision effort and the other is a field trip for a planned Condon Mountain Fire salvage project.

Forest officials are hosting an open house on Tuesday, Oct, 29 at the Supervisor’s Office, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispel, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will provide an opportunity for the public to meet with specialists working on an assessment of the Flathead National Forest and the first phase of forest plan revision. This will be the same information shared on recent field trips. The open house provides an opportunity to engage for those who could not attend the trips.

For additional details please visit the Flathead National Forest Plan Revision page on the website.

Flathead National Forest employees are conducting an informational field trip in connection with the proposed Condon Mountain Fire Salvage Project. The field trip will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 beginning at 1 p.m. and lasting approximately two hours. Attendees should meet at the Condon Work Station at 1 p.m. The field trip will then proceed to the fire area. This fire burned approximately 5,500 acres in the summer of 2012. The Forest Service is proposing some salvage harvest within a portion of the fire area. Resource specialists will be available to answer questions about the project’s objectives and possible outcomes.

The impending environmental analysis can be found on the Flathead National Forest website. Pre-register for the field trip by notifying Michael Reichenberg at (406) 758-3529 or mreichenberg@fs.fed.us by Nov. 1.

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