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Limits of acceptable change planning in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness: 1985 to 1997 (FIDL)

Author(s):

Dan Ritter

Year:

1997

Publication type:

Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 25-28

Description

In 1985 the Forest Supervisors and staff of the Bitterroot, Clearwater, and Nez Perce National Forests met and agreed to an action plan for implementing a Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) planning process for the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (SBW). The process, which was to include a citizens task force, was to produce a completed management plan in 2 years. Eight years later, in May 1992, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness General Management Direction was officially amended to the Forests’ forest plans and the implementation phase began. This paper documents the application of the LAC process in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. It assesses the effect of LAC on both the current management of the Wilderness and the condition of the resources within the area.

Citation

Ritter, Dan. 1997. Limits of acceptable change planning in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness: 1985 to 1997 (FIDL). In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana''s Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 25-28

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