Flathead Forest Proposes 70,000-Acre Restoration, Resilience Project

News Type: State Source: MT Public Radio
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The Flathead National Forest is pitching a new project in northwestern Montana’s Swan Valley that it says would benefit forests, streams and human communities.

And it’s a big project, says Flathead National Forest Supervisor Chip Weber.

“In the past, we’ve typically done projects where maybe we’re treating 3,000 or 4,000 acres,” Weber says. “Here we’re looking at a much larger land base and a much longer time period. And treating more acres, and treating more waterways, roads, etc. So that comprehensive approach allows a cumulative positive effect across a landscape instead of an individual watershed.”