Montana's Blackfoot River
flickr, USFWS Mountain Prairie
The Forest Service has made a technical change in their regulations that will impact the public’s involvement in the Blackfoot Travel Planning Process. The public now has an opportunity to seek review of unresolved concerns before the decision is signed, rather than appealing the decision after it has been made. The agency made this change in order to facilitate a collaborative approach to land management by creating an opportunity for the agency to resolve concerns earlier in the process. This change will affect the next opportunity for public engagement, which is when the forest service releases the final environmental impact statement and draft decision for the Blackfoot project. We expect these documents to be released near the end of the 2013. For more information, please see the Forest Service’s notice.
Zoom in on the map below to see where Montana's Blackfoot River is located: