Flathead National Forest is accepting public comment on a variety of short-term recreation and guiding permit applications for summer and fall of 2020.
All proposed events and activities would be required to comply with state and local COVID-19 related precautionary measures that may be in place at the time of the event.
The recreation events include Whitefish Trails Ultra-Marathon, Powdered Soul Fun Bike Ride, Kiwanis ATV & Motorbike Fun Run, and Foy’s to Blacktail Trail Marathon.
The temporary outfitting and guiding permit requests include Whitefish Shuttle Livery and Guided Services, Whitefish Bike Retreat Livery, Journey to Wellness Program, Northwest Adventure Sports Guided ATV Tours, and Spotted Dog, Adventure Cycling and Cycle House Bike Tours.
Both marathons would take place on Forest System roads and trails within identified focused recreation areas.
Scoping comments and subject matter expert review will determine whether the Forest issues a categorical exclusion for these activities under the National Environmental Policy Act, or if an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement is required.
For information about how to comment and descriptions of each event, please visit Flathead National Forest’s website.