MONTANA – Custer Gallatin NF Forest Plan Revision Update – April Meeting Dates Set

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April Meeting Dates Set – Learn and Contribute to Alternatives

Mark your calendars for April 21 (Bozeman) and April 28 (Billings) to come together, roll up your sleeves and contribute to the Custer Gallatin National Forest -Forest Plan Revision alternatives for preparing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The Forest received just over 10,500 comments on the proposed action. These comments help to create the alternatives.

Some themes that have emerged to date include many variations of land allocations such as recommended wilderness boundaries to backcountry areas, recreational emphasis areas and uses allowed in these areas; levels of objectives such as weed control and fuels treatment; recreational airfields and other recreation uses; natural resources such as wildlife, water and vegetation; and many detailed specific plan component comments on all topics.

In April, the next step is to look at a range of alternatives that will be analyzed for the upcoming Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The Plan Revision Team is looking to work on and ensure a spectrum of alternatives is provided for and analyzed.

Bozeman: Saturday, April 21, 2018, (Hilton Garden Inn) or
Billings: Saturday, April 28, 2018, (Bighorn Resort)

For each session, April 21 and April 28:
Coffee & Mingle – 9:30 a.m.
Workshop starts at 10:00 a.m.
– detailed agenda as date nears –

– RSVP or Help Spread the Word by Sharing Event –

Bozeman Event – / – Billings Event

Can’t make one of these meetings? Here are some options. Tune in to our Bozeman or Billings Meeting, a virtual pod will be hosted (April 21 or April 28 at 9:30 a.m. The Workshop portion starts at 10:00 a.m. – Login at: or Tune in on Thursday, April 26 for a shorter presentation at 2:30 p.m. MST – Login at:

For more information, contact Public Affairs Specialist Mariah Leuschen-Lonergan at 406-587-6735, by emailing or mail at Custer Gallatin National Forest, Attn: Forest Plan Revision Team, P.O. Box 130 (10 E Babcock), Bozeman, MT 59771. Additional information concerning the planning process can be found online at by clicking on “Forest Plan Revision.”

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2
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