A Bitterroot Valley environmental group is skeptical of a Forest Service plan to improve watersheds near Darby.
Local motorized off-road users, meanwhile, are supporting the 29,000 acre Darby Lumber Lands Project.
The area is made up of lands previously owned by several different organizations and eventually acquired by the Forest Service. It's been extensively logged and also partially burned during the fires of 2000. As a result, Bitterroot Forest hydrologist, Ed Snook, says too much sediment is getting into local waterways.