Public input sought on Mid-Swan Restoration and WUI Project
September 3, 2020
SWAN VALLEY - The Flathead National Forest is seeking public input on a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a 174,000 acre landscape level project to restore forest conditions and reduce fuels in Swan Valley. The purpose of the Mid-Swan Landscape Restoration and Wildland Urban Interface Project (Mid-Swan Project) is two-fold: to restore and maintain key habitat for plant and animal species in light of a changing climate, and to reduce the risk of extreme wildfire adjacent to local communities.
“The project is anchored in the ecology of the area,” Flathead National Forest...