blackfoot-clearwater stewardship project
In 2016, IMBA and MTB Missoula scored a huge win for mountain biking in protecting access to cherished trails in the Monture Creek and Otatsy Lakes areas, despite the southward expansion of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. By securing a seat at the table and being a part of the conversation, MTB Missoula is ensuring mountain biking is considered a legitimate use in decisions about local land management. Read more about this effort here
lolo and bitterroot forest plans
The USFS makes its major decisions about allowed uses through the Forest Plan process, upcoming on both the Lolo and Bitterroot National Forests. With staff and a dedicated Advocacy committee, MTB Missoula is poised to make the mountain bike voice heard.
Clearwater-Blackfoot Project (Nature Conservancy acquisition)
The Nature Conservancy recently acquired 117,000 acres of heavily managed Plum Creek timberland between Missoula and Seeley Lake. MTB Missoula is actively working with land managers and other user groups to keep recreation and stewardship central to the dialogue about the future of this land.
Five Valleys Land Trust is hard at work securing 4,200 acres of additional open space south of Pattee Canyon along Mt. Dean Stone. MTB Missoula is looking forward to build upon our previous successful collaborations with FVLT at Marshall Mountain and will be active in advocating for expanded access and trail networks for all trail users. Read more on this exciting project here.
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