Lolo National Forest preps for next plan revision comment period

Joshua Murdock

One comment period closed Tuesday and another is set to begin in early June for the Lolo National Forest’s ongoing resource management plan revision process. 

comment period for topics surrounding the draft Wild and Scenic Rivers inventory, Outstandingly Remarkable Values framework and draft wilderness inventory was set to close Tuesday night. The comment period began April 17. On Tuesday morning, Revision Team Leader Amanda Milburn announced that a draft assessment and a list of potential species of conservation concern would be available for comment beginning June 9. The comment period will last 30 days.

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A draft assessment is a foundational document in the plan revision process that evaluates “existing conditions, status, and trends of an array of topical areas” across the forest, she wrote. The document will help the revision team identify what areas of forest management may need to be changed as the plan is revised. A list of potential species of conservation concern is a selection of species found on the forest that are not already federally protected but that “the best available scientific information” indicates may not be able to persist in the

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