The public is invited to the annual public meeting focused on the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex on Saturday, March 29 at the Choteau Library in Choteau. The event begins at 10 a.m.
Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with the wilderness managers and state wildlife staff, who will be focusing on the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. All of the participants will be asked to share their connection to the wilderness. Updates will also be provided on specific activities and projects, and ongoing monitoring across the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The monitoring and actions are a piece of the Limits of Acceptable change for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.
The BMWC plan was developed by interested individuals, partners and agency representatives. The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex is comprised of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Great Bear Wilderness and Scapegoat Wilderness and jointly they are an area of more than 1.5 million acres. This is the third largest wilderness complex in the lower 48 states. The complex is managed by four national forests (Flathead, Lolo, Helena, and Lewis and Clark) and five ranger districts (Spotted Bear, Hungry Horse, Seeley Lake, Lincoln and Rocky Mountain).
Recently the Forest managers and Fish and Wildlife staff prepared the annual BMWC newsletter which is available on the Flathead National Forest website under Special Places.
This newsletter gives background and highlights of information that will be shared at the public meeting.
For additional information, contact the Spotted Bear Ranger District at (406) 387-3800.
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