Missoula, Mont. – September 1, 2023 – The public is invited to participate in a Forest Plan Development workshop this month to discuss the future of the Lolo National Forest.
The Forest initiated the revision of its land management plan (also known as Forest Plan), a guiding document that describes how the Forest will be managed, earlier this year and is now looking to gather public input on the desired conditions, land allocations and suitability of the Forest into the future.
Feedback will inform the development of the Lolo’s new, revised Forest Plan that will become the Proposed Action anticipated for release in early 2024. The Proposed Action will accompany the Need to Change and Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement as part of the plan revision process.
Facilitated by the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, online and in-person workshops will focus on gathering public feedback on the over-arching vision of the revised Forest Plan. Anyone interested in the future of the Lolo National Forest is encouraged to attend.
“This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on how the Forest should be managed in the future,” said Carolyn Upton, Forest Supervisor, Lolo National Forest. “We appreciate everyone’s input thus far and look forward to continuing to engage at the upcoming workshops in mid-September as we start to develop the Proposed Action.”
Please join us for one of the following Plan Development Workshops. Additional details about the workshops is available online at Lolo Revision Web Hub under Upcoming Engagements. Please note registration is not required but is helpful for planning purposes.
- Missoula Workshop, James E. Todd Center, Room 203-204, at the University of Montana, September 13 from 4-8p.m.
- St Regis Workshop, St. Regis Community Center, September 14 from 4-8p.m.
- Seeley Lake Workshop, Seely Lake Community Foundation, September 14 from 4-8p.m.
- Virtual Workshop, Online via Zoom, September 20 from 4-8 p.m.
If you are unable to attend the workshops and would like to share your thoughts and ideas or have questions, please contact the Plan Revision Team by emailing SM.FS.LNFRevision@usda.gov or calling 406-329-3430.
For more information about the Lolo National Forest, including Plan Revision, please visit the website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/lolo or follow updates on Facebook.