LIBBY – The Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition is hosting a series of open house meetings to discuss their vision for the future stewardship of the Kootenai National Forest. These meetings are open to the public and will be held around northwestern Montana.

The Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition brings together Montanans from all walks of life to help rebuild local timber jobs, improve habitat conditions for fish and wildlife, and to protect special wild land areas on the Kootenai.

“The Kootenai National Forest is a special place, facing serious challenges,” said local legislator Chas Vincent. “We believe by working together we can help the Forest Service do its job and manage the Kootenai for the better.”

“Your voice counts,” said Robyn King, coalition member and director of the Yaak Valley Forest Council. “The Kootenai Forest is 2.2 million acres that belong to all of us. Working together, we can pass it on in better condition than we found it.”

Representatives from the Coalition will be hosting a series of open house events around northwest Montana to share ideas. Open Houses scheduled so far:

Troy – Oct 27th, 6-8pm, Silver Spur meeting room

Noxon – November 3rd, 6-8pm, Fire Hall

Libby – November 10th, 6-8pm, location Venture Inn

Eureka – November 17th, 6-8pm, location TBD

More information about the Coalition and its proposals can be found online at