[MCN] Only Days Left to Speak Up for Wildlife and Wilderness!

Swan View Coalition keith at swanview.org
Wed Sep 28 16:48:19 EDT 2016

Only Days Left to Speak Up for Wildlife and Wilderness!

Let the Flathead National Forest know TODAY that you support Alternative C's new wilderness recommendations and prohibiting mechanized vehicles in those 507,000 acres/all roadless lands!

The Flathead finds "this alternative would provide the highest habitat security and connectivity for species that may be sensitive to higher levels of human disturbance." (DEIS Vol. 1, p. 27)

But be sure to add that you want the reclamation of grizzly bear habitat security in roaded lands, as promised in the current Forest Plan's Amendment 19, carried forward in Alt. C!

This Flathead NF map shows in light green Alt. C's recommended wilderness providing habitat connectivity the full length of the Swan Range and improvements thoughout the Whitefish Range, among other areas.

In asking the Flathead to adopt and improve Alt. C, know that you will be expanding wildlife habitat security and connectivity greatly, while also conserving quiet, non-mechanized recreation.

As mentioned in our last alert, BEWARE, the Whitefish Range Partnership Agreement you may be asked to support. It asks for little wilderness and would increase logging in grizzly bear and lynx habitat through a combination of de-listing and relaxed management standards! (WRPA pdf page 28).

Simply enter your comment here. If you have any trouble with that web page form, simply email your comment to Planning Officer Joe Krueger at jkrueger at fs.fed.us .

You can also submit our form letter if you wish, or chose the parts of it you like best. A mailing address is included in the form letter if you wish to mail in a hard copy.

Click here for more information and links to the Forest Plan documents.

Comments are due by October 3, but do it NOW!


Keith Hammer - Chair
Swan View Coalition
3165 Foothill Road
Kalispell, MT 59901
406-755-1379 (ph/fax)
keith at swanview.org 

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