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  • Risk and recreation on wildlands - Offering a broader perspective

    Chip Weber, Flathead National Forest Supervisor|Jul 25, 2019

    For several years there has been an active dialogue regarding risks associated with recreation in wildlands and concern for the safety of people who choose to do so. Much of this discussion has been focused on interactions between grizzly bears and humans when running or mountain biking on trails. There is strong and expanding interest from the public in partaking in these activities (and many others) on the Flathead National Forest and other forested public lands. There are several proposed...