Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Jane Grochowski
Greenough, Mont. 

Elbow Gravel Pit – Unwise and Unnecessary


SEELEY LAKE - I couldn’t agree more with Libby Langston and Douglas Waldron about the proposed Elbow Gravel Pit. It defies common sense to locate a gravel pit – with all the inherent noise and disruption – smack in the middle of a wildlife corridor.

The scoping notice states the activity would occur “primarily” over three to six months but does not state the proposed hours of the activity. According to the Montana DEQ website, LHC holds six open cut permits: 2379, 1388, 1432, 2635, 2411, 650. Of the three that I scanned, one (2411) allows operations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-S...

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