We are ALWAYS looking for ways to work collaboratively on local land issues with our government partners. If you have something you’d like to work towards or be involved with, please let us know. Here is what we’re currently working in in 2020:
–Wilks-Cherry timber sale: We will begin working on the Wilks-Cherry project in Thompson Falls with the USFS. This project is located south of Thompson Falls between the Clark Fork River and the Mount Bushnell IRA. The sale area is projected to be around 60,000 acres and we’re not sure of board feet at this point of time. Besides timber output, this project will include stream restoration work, recreation work (trails, potential campground improvements) among other opportunities.
How can you help?: We’re looking for partners to identify areas for timber harvest, recreation improvements and other improvements in the timber sale boundary.
–Falls Flat Connector Trail/Ferry Landing Recreation Area Project (Highway 138): The USFS has recently received a grant to relocate the Cascade Falls trail head and trail along Highway 138. This grant will also facilitate funds to restore the Ferry Landing Recreation area.
How can you help?: The Mineral County Resource Coalition and Sanders County Collaborative are planning to schedule a work day in August to help with the project. A date and work list will be out in the near future. Please e-mail SandersCollab@gmail.com for more information.
For a map of the project area, please click here:
–Thompson Falls, MT EPA Recreation Planning Grant: Thompson Falls, MT has recently received a rural recreation grant from the EPA. This grant will help category recreational opportunities in and around Thompson Falls. A long-term plan will hopefully be in place for marketing and other resources.
How you can help?: There will be workshops in the fall of 2020 for residents to give input on the various recreation opportunities in the area and how we can improve access to these places.
Henry/Deemer Timber Project: This project is in its early stages and will go out for scoping in early 2021. This project is in Plains, MT and is in the vicinity of Henry Peak and Deemer Creek. We may be working towards a Good Neighbor Authority grant project in the coming year.