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Bitterroot National Forest’s Westside Project Takes Next Step

Bitterroot National Forest. Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)
Bitterroot National Forest. Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)

The delayed Westside Collaborative Vegetation Management Project will begin.

Bitterroot National Forest (BNF) Supervisor Julie King announced a settlement agreement last week, according to Information Officer Tod McKay.

The thinning project of about five miles of BNF land between Roaring Lion and Lost Horse Creeks was held up because of a dispute on a new road location. With the settlement, non-commercial thinning in the 2,300 acre area will begin soon. Commercial logging will happen later this year, McKay said. Thinning will also be accomplished by prescribed burning.

Officials said several units of the project burned in the Roaring Lion forest fire late last summer.

The project is one many “fuels reduction” projects on the forest in Wildland Urban Interface areas that border private land or are near homes.

Eric Winthers, the Darby/Sula District Ranger has more information on the project and the Bitterroot National Forest website has more details.

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