Swamped Project Virtual Open House
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: November 27, 2020

LIBBY, Mont. November 20, 2020 – The Libby Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest will be hosting an Open House for the Swamped project occurring on the Libby Ranger District. The project area, in general, is located southeast of Libby, Montana and east of Highway 2 to the divide with the Fisher River and extending from Elliot Creek to lands near Arabian Lane.

Potential project activities would focus on trending forest vegetation towards desired conditions, forest health issues (insects and disease), hazardous fuels reduction, and restoration activities and may include vegetation and road management, watershed improvements, and noxious weed treatments. Activities may also include the creation of openings greater than 40 acres in size as well as treatments within old growth habitat.

The Open House is intended to provide an opportunity for interested parties to learn about the project area, ask questions, and participate in the planning process. The date and time for virtual open house is December 2, 2020 from 1-2 pm. The Presentation materials will be posted to the project website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=58810.

In keeping with precautionary measures to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding this Open House virtually by Microsoft Teams. Online attendance to the Open House is encouraged, which will require an email address to receive the meeting invitation. Presentation materials and meeting information will be provided with the meeting link prior to the Open House. A call-in number can be provided for audio only attendance. For more information or you if you are interested in attending the Open House, please send a request to Mandy Rockwell, project leader, at 293-7773 or mandy.rockwell@usda.gov.

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