Your comments are needed by October 3, 2016 to help guide the management of the Flathead National Forest in Montana – a national and international treasure that is a key part of the greater Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex-Glacier National Park ecosystem.
Right now, local special interests are flooding the U.S. Forest Service with anti-wilderness and anti-wildlife comments calling for huge increases in industrial logging and roadbuilding in threatened grizzly bear and Canada lynx habitat, and demanding the FS open up potential wilderness lands adjacent to the Bob Marshall Wilderness to motorized and mechanized use.
Luckily, federal public lands like the Flathead National Forest belong equally to all Americans, so you can help stand up for Wilderness and wildlife by asking the Flathead National Forest (FNF) to:
• Support Alternative C's recommendation for adding 506,919 acres of Wilderness on the Flathead National Forest;
• Prohibit all motorized and mechanized vehicles in recommended Wilderness;
• Include the current forest plan's “Amendment 19,” which would finish securing promised grizzly bear habitat;
• Include the current forest plan’s Riparian Management Objectives and the proposed plan’s 300-ft wetland buffers and 100-ft intermittent stream buffers.
Thank you for taking action to ensure strong protections for Wilderness, wildlife and watersheds on the Flathead National Forest in Montana!
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