Articles written by Chris Servheen

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  • Reflecting on Pyramid Mountain Lumber's Legacy

    Chris Servheen, Montana Wildlife Federation|Apr 4, 2024

    The Montana Wildlife Federation is saddened by the closure of the Pyramid Mountain Lumber mill in Seeley Lake and the loss of close to 100 jobs in the Seeley Lake area. For over 70 years, Pyramid Lumber has been an important contributing member of the community of Seeley Lake. The owners and employees of the mill supported conservation efforts such as expanding protections in areas adjacent to the Bob Marshall Wilderness and the Mission Mountains Wilderness. The family-owned mill allowed community members to live locally, raise their children...

  • Corporate recreation comes to Holland Lake

    Chris Servheen, Missoula, Montana|Sep 29, 2022

    An out-of-state commercial recreation corporation, POWDR Inc., has proposed to expand the Holland Lake Lodge on public land and convert it into a destination resort. The current lodge is a locally run seasonal operation from May 15 to Oct. 15 that occupies 15 acres of public land under USFS permit on the shores of Holland Lake in the Swan Valley. POWDR Corporation calls itself an “adventure lifestyle company.” It is one of the largest ski resort owners in the US and owns 10 massive mountain resorts. It claims, “POWDR has an incredibly uniqu...