Public Meeting to Discuss Development of the Island Unit Non-Motorized Trail System

Swan Lake Ranger District Starting Collaborative Trail Development Plan

BIGFORK, MT – The Swan Lake Ranger District is hosting a public meeting on December 19, 2012, to discuss implementation plans for development of the Island Unit non-motorized trail system which is documented in the 2012 Decision Notice for the Island Unit Trail Systems Additions Project. The trails that will be discussed are the Foys to Blacktail trail and the Lakeside to Blacktail trail.

It is our intent that this meeting lead to a collaborative trail development plan for the non-motorized trails documented in the Island Unit Trails decision. Before developing the non-motorized trail system, we feel it is important to discuss and develop with trail users and partners the trail design and management plans, as well as a development timeline. We will be limiting this discussion to the two non-motorized routes and will have an open house pertaining to the motorized portion of the Island Unit Trail system at a later date.

The meeting to discuss development of the non-motorized trails in the Island Unit Trails decision is scheduled for December 19, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Flathead National Forest Supervisor’s Office located at 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT.

If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to participate, please contact our office by December 31, 2012. Your knowledge and input may help us with development of the Foys to Blacktail and Lakeside to Blacktail trails.

Swan Lake Ranger District
200 Ranger Station Road
Bigfork, MT 59911
(406) 837-7500

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Communication may be emailed to Shannon Connolly at or Joy Sather at or faxed to 406-837-7503.


11-30 FNF Island Trails Project Public Meeting.pdf