Forest Legacy Program in Montana

Forest Legacy Montana

The Forest Legacy Program is a successful “working forest” conservation program built upon federal, state, and private partnerships. This video provides an overview of the program’s national accomplishments while highlighting a conservation easement project near Whitefish, Montana.  The project protects a community’s watershed, provides for local timber jobs and secures public access while keeping private land in private hands.  Text to video available.


Forest Service Partners with U of M to Prepare Students for Careers in High Tech

Two male students presenting

The Forest Service’s Northern Region and the University of Montana have teamed up to create a program that helps prepare college students for careers in the high tech industry. This spring, three students are graduating with skills they developed in part through an agreement between the Northern Region and the University.

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2018 Regional Forester Awards

Leanne Marten, Regional Forester for the Northern Region, recognizes employees and partners for their outstanding contributions to the work of the Forest Service in 2018.

Comments on Greater Sage-Grouse Plans Received and Summarized

Photograph of a greater sage grouse

Regions 1, 2, and 4 of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015.

Highway 12 Corridor Report

Picture of the Lochsa River and Highway 12, looking south

The report Values of the Middle Fork Clearwater and Lochsa River Corridor Potentially Affected by Certain Over-Legal Truck Traffic is available for reading and download.