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The Flathead Valley is growing fast — adding thousands of people every year. We must act today if we are to maintain our quiet and natural opportunities for years to come.  

Now is a crucial time for the future of the northern Swan Range, as the Flathead National Forest writes a new forest plan. The Forest Service has proposed turning its back on traditional management and its past promises regarding this special place. Please tell the Flathead National Forest that, given our valley’s sharp population growth, our backyard mountain range deserves greater respect.

If you love the family-friendly wilderness of the northern Swan Range, please ask the Flathead National Forest to protect the northern Swan's natural values. After all, the Swan is where we go to get away from the noise and traffic of modern life.

Ask the Forest Service to recommend wilderness in the northern Swan Range and close it to mechanized vehicles and commercial extreme sports events - to:

  • protect your opportunity for unhurried peace, quiet and solitude
  • conserve the northern Swan's clean water, fish, and secure wildlife habitat
  • protect fragile high country from damaging mechanized abuse
  • guarantee that the northern Swan will remain natural, calm and quiet for generations to come

What You Can Do to Help! 

Please contact the Forest Service. Remember to include your full name and mailing address as anonymous comments do not count:


The Flathead Forest Plan Revision Team: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Swan Lake District Ranger Richard Kehr: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Hungry Horse District Ranger Rob Davies; .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Spotted Bear District Ranger Deb Mucklow: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Flathead Forest Supervisor Chip Weber: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Or click here to email them all at once.


Or Write to the Flathead Forest Supervisor:

Chip Weber
Flathead National Forest Supervisor 
Att: Forest Plan Revision
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT  59901

This article published on February 24, 2012