Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Annual Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex Public Meeting

The public is invited to the annual Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (BMWC) Public Meeting on April 13, 2013, starting at 10 a.m., at the Hungry Horse Ranger Station in Hungry Horse, Montana.

The BMWC is comprised of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Great Bear Wilderness, and Scapegoat Wilderness. Together they comprise an area of more than 1.5 million acres. This is the third largest wilderness complex in the lower 48 states. The complex is managed by four national forests (Flathead, Lolo, Helena, and Lewis & Clark) and five ranger districts (Spotted Bear, Hungry Horse, Seeley Lake, Lincoln, and Rocky Mountain).

“This is a great annual opportunity to meet with the National Forest Wilderness Managers and Montana Fish and Wildlife staff”, says Deb Mucklow, Spotted Bear District Ranger. “This year the rangers districts will be reporting on some of the results of the ongoing monitoring that has occurred over the last twenty-five years, as well as the actions that have been implemented in the past five year period.”

The monitoring and actions are a piece of the Limits of Acceptable Change for the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. The BMWC plan was developed by interested individuals, partners and agency representatives.

Recently the Forest managers and Fish and Wildlife staff prepared the annual BMWC newsletter which is available on the Flathead National Forest website. This newsletter provides BMWC background and highlights some of the information that will be shared at the public meeting.

For additional information on the meeting, please contact the Spotted Bear Ranger District at (406) 387-3800. For more information on the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, please click here.

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