Recreation Facility Analysis

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About the Process

See the National Recreation Facility Analysis page for information on the general process.


The Forest Service staff defined the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest's "niche" as follows:

“On the surface, the vast, expansive landscapes of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest teem with elk, other game, and endangered species. Nested beneath the surface other riches - copper, gems, silver and gold are found. Over time, these treasures have both attracted and supported people, from Native Americans, to early ranchers, to miners. Today, these building blocks form the foundation for local livelihoods and lifestyles. Hunting, fishing, rock hounding, or simply roaming the Forest to enjoy scenery, explore history, and appreciate wildlife year round are traditions that continue to span generations.”

Developing the niche statement is step 2 of the RFA process. 

We have now completed the fourth step in the RFA process. You can view the results in this summary. We also have the detailed proposed "program of work." It shows the kinds of maintenance work each of our recreation facilities needs and lists sites in priority order.

More Information

Noelle Meier, Recreation Program Manager 
phone: (406) 683-3932