Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

Marshall Woods Field Trips

The public comment period has been extended for the Marshall Woods Environmental Assessment. You have until the end of this month (April 30th) to submit substantive comments on the plan.  One (or two) way(s) to learn more about the project would be to join a guided field trip of parts of the project.

Image from the Lolo N.F. Marshall Woods Restoration Project information page (click on image for link to pdf document). This graphic is used by project proponents to illustrate the potential improvement in ecological "resilience" of managed forests in this region.

Image from the Lolo N.F. Marshall Woods Restoration Project information page (click on image for link to pdf document). This graphic is used by project proponents to illustrate the potential improvement in ecological “resilience” of managed forests in this region.

Specialists from the Lolo Restoration Committee and the Lolo N.F. Missoula Ranger District will lead field trips on Tuesday, April 14th (5-8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 18th (1-5 p.m.).  The Tuesday trip will start near the Main Rattlesnake Trailhead; the Saturday trip will take place adjacent to Marshall Canyon near the Woods Gulch (Section 31) portion of the project area. Note: Saturday trip will meet at Eastgate Shopping Center at 1:00, travel in F.S. shuttle vehicles to field trip.

For additional information please consult the project information page which has links to the full Environmental Assessment and an updated list of FAQs. This is an important project that will have impacts (both positive and negative) on the ecosystems and the recreational users of the Rattlesnake NRA, Woods Gulch and Marshall Canyon areas.

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