Archives: Thirty-five years ago, Thursday Feb. 2, 1989

Rural planning official speaks out

Missoula County's future: timber, tourism, or both?

Last May 14, the Missoulian featured coverage of the timber industry's Great Northwest Log Haul. Tucked innocently, but perhaps prophetically, into a sub-headline underneath this story was the notation to look on the following page for information for possible recreational opportunities on Lolo Peak.

Five months later on Oct. 14, Forest Service Chief F. Dale Robertson admitted that "fish, wildlife and recreation have not been as well funded as timber" by his agency and that in the future this shortfall must...


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