Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Chip Weber
Flathead National Forest Supervisor 

Risk and recreation on wildlands - Offering a broader perspective


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Chip Weber serves as the Forest Supervisor for the Flathead National Forest.

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 trail additions and events on the forest that have been the subject of much discussion. Public under...

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