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Montana Forest Counties Summit

- Posted on June 20, 2017

Holiday Inn Downtown
200 S. Pattee St.
Missoula, MT
Start Date
May 01, 2018
End Date
May 02, 2018
May 1-2, 2018
6 weeks 2 days from now


The Montana Coalition of Forest Counties in partnership with the Montana DNRC, cordially invite you to attend the 2nd Montana Counties Forest Summit to be held at the Holiday Inn Parkside 200 South  Pattee Street  Missoula, MT, May 1-2, 2018.   The goal of this workshop will be to further the productive dialogue between Forest Service personnel and Local Government that was created at the 1st Summit, with an emphasis on the economics of Forest Management.  It will provide background on federal forest management and policies to assist County Commissioners as they engage in USFS projects in Montana. Rooms are being held until April 9th at the state rate. Book early! Early registration is free. After April 30th the cost will be $50.

Tuesday May 1st:   10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Wednesday May 2nd:  8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hotel Reservations:  Please use the following link, (which is not mobile compatible) Montana Counties Forest Summit and booking code MCF or call the hotel at 406-721-8550 let them know you are with the Coalition of Forest Counties.  If you book early the rate will be $95.

Draft Agenda Topics

  • Fire, The Big Picture (what can and should be done?)
  • SRS/25% Funding
    • Trust Fund (Mark Haggarty)?
    • The long term effects of lost revenue for some counties
    • How are 25% funds calculated?
  • Litigation of FS Projects
    • Digging deeper; merits of case vs balance of harms
    • The logistics of amicus briefs or intervening
    • How can good comments help
  • The Economics of Roads and Forest Management Projects
  • Examples of successful county engagement; What is working and Why
  • Offer a venue for, shared learning, partnership development and interactive discussions of difficult topics