Marshall Woods Project Meeting Announced

Release Date: Mar 6, 2015  

Missoula, Montana (March 6, 2015) – A public meeting for the Marshall Woods Restoration Project, an integrated project to improve forest stand conditions and reduce hazardous fuels in the lower Rattlesnake Creek drainage (including portions of the National Recreation Area) and the Marshall Creek-Woods Gulch area, has been scheduled for March 18. The meeting will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel - Edgewater, 100 Madison Street, Missoula.

The Marshall Woods project was initiated in 2008 with the involvement of the Lolo Restoration Committee, a collaborative group formed to work with the Lolo National Forest on projects to meet 13 Restoration Principles (http://www.montanarestoration.org/restoration-principles).

The project’s Environmental Asessment (EA) is currently out for public comment and is available on the Lolo NF website. http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/marshallwoods.

Proposed project activities include vegetation management (using commercial harvest, non-commercial tree cutting, and prescribed fire), road and trail treatments, and noxious weed treatments. Details on project activities can be found in the EA and will also be explained at the public meeting. Public comments will be accepted through April 6.

For additional information or questions please contact Tami Paulsen at (406) 329-3731.

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