Seeley Lake, MT, August 12 – The Lolo and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forests announce the withdrawal of the North Fork Blackfoot River Indigenous Fish Restoration project decision, which was signed June 2, 2021, to approve a permit authorizing Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (Montana FWP) to implement the project.
Therefore, project implementation will not occur this summer. Instead, the Forest Service will take additional time to further consider public concerns regarding this project. The Forests will continue to work closely with Montana FWP on the future of this project. At this time, no decision has been made on how or when the project will be reinitiated.
For additional information, please visit the Lolo National Forest webpage here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/lolo/landmanagement/projects.