We believe that the brightest days for northwest Montana are ahead of us.

The Kootenai National Forest belongs to us all.

It is important for the people of Montana, and it is important to all Americans. The Kootenai National Forest provides many resources that support our community, our livelihoods and our way of life in northwest Montana. We work here. We raise our families here. We hunt, fish, hike, snowmobile, relax and play here. We drink the water that originates here.


We believe there is room for everyone across our vast forest. Spanning the communities in Lincoln and Sanders Counties, the Kootenai National Forest is known for its diverse and productive timberlands. Our goal is to ensure a sustainable and predictable timber harvest for local loggers and mills, and also ensure recreational access, clean water, and wildlife habitat.

Support the Agreement

The Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition is coming together to find common ground in natural resources management.

We envision a future with:

Productive Timber Lands

The Kootenai National Forest is one of the leading timber producing forests in Montana. The timber industry has a rich history in northwest Montana and it continues to support the community and keep our forests healthy.

Abundant Outdoor Recreation

The Kootenai National Forest provides locals and visitors the opportunity to access the great outdoors on foot, bike, snowmobile, boat, ski, ATV, horseback and more.

Pristine Wildlands

The Kootenai National Forest holds thousands of acres of undeveloped, unroaded, and unprotected wildlands that provide habitat for wildlife, opportunities for quiet recreation, and the headwaters for our drinking water supply.

Want to know more?

We send out occasional email newsletters and meeting invitations.

Want a seat at the table?

Help us work together for our waters, wildlife, forest health, and local communities.

Tim Linehan

Linehan Outfitting Co.



Shawna Kelsey

Yaak Valley Forest Council



Kristin Smith

Cabinet Mountain Brewing



Jerry Wandler

Troy Snowmobile Club



Paul McKenzie

F.H. Stoltze Land & Lumber

Columbia Falls


Shawn Morgan

Thompson River Lumber, Inc.

Thompson Falls