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Recreation, Scenery The Focus Of Flathead River Management Meeting

Oct 16, 2018

The last of this summer’s six public meetings on the management plan for the future of the Flathead River happens Wednesday in Kalispell.

Hosted by the Flathead National Forest and Glacier National Park, it will focus on recreation monitoring and scenery, two of the river’s outstanding remarkable values protected under its Wild and Scenic River designation.

The two agencies are in the first stages of drafting a new comprehensive management plan for the Flathead’s Three Forks. The new plan will describe the river as it is now, set goals and desired conditions, determine user capacities and create a monitoring strategy that both agencies will carry out into the future.

The formal planning process begins later this year and is expected to conclude in 2020.

The meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. in the Arts and Technology Building at Flathead Valley Community College. More information is on the Flathead National Forest's website.