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Recreation Short-Story Contest Open to All

The Helena-Lewis and Clark (HLC) National Forest and Montana Discovery Foundation--a non-profit organization and partner--are co-hosting a The Woods in Words short-story contest, related to your favorite recreational spot! Courtesy of the Montana Discovery Foundation, who is sponsoring the prize, winner(s) of the contest will get a two-night FREE STAY in the Indian Meadows cabin near Lincoln, Montana!

Story Contest Rules

  • Contest is open to all ages. There are 2 categories Youth (up to age 18); and Adult (ages 18+)
  • Short stories should be 500 words or less;
  • All stories need to be submitted no later than March 31, 2018;
  • Submissions need to include the following information:
    • Writer’s name, phone number(s), email address, and the category to which you’re submitting your story. NOTE: Youth writers must include the name and phone number of their parent(s) or guardian(s).
  • By submitting your story, you are giving the HLC and Montana Discovery Foundation permission to promote, share, and reference your story publicly and in various media (print publications, online, etc.);
  • Winner(s) of the contest will win a weekend getaway stay at the Indian Meadows Cabin. The cabin rental fees will be waived and sponsored by the Montana Discovery Foundation. Winners are responsible for their own* transportation, food, equipment/supplies, etc. while visiting the cabin and throughout the weekend. *Youth winner(s) must be accompanied by their parent(s) or guardian(s) in order to stay at the cabin.

To submit a story to the Woods in Words story contest, please email your story to Kathy Bushnell at kbushnell@fs.fed.us; mail it to Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, ATTN: Kathy Bushnell, 2880 Skyway Drive, Helena, MT 59602; or submit it as a “Message” through our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HLCNF.

Grizzly Bear Amendment FEIS and Draft Record of Decision

The Forest Service has released the draft record of decision and final environmental impact statement for forest plan amendments to the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai, and Lolo National Forests to incorporate habitat management direction from the draft Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy. A 60-day objection period commences on December 14, 2017 during which individuals or entities with specific concerns related to the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy forest plan amendments may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the forest plan amendments. The documents and more information about the objection period are available at the following link: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/flathead/gbamend.

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