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The Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition crafts solutions for public lands management by representing diverse values and providing a venue for productive, inclusive conversations between the Forest Service and the community.

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Collaborative Support for Ripley Project

TIM DOUGHERTY, DOUG FERRELL | October 28, 2021 Flathead Beacon The governing board of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition has voted unanimously to support a legal defense of the Forest Service Ripley project.

Choose truth and cooperation over lies and divisiveness

Choose Truth and Cooperation Over Lies and Divisiveness TIM DOUGHERTY, DOUG FERRELL | June 18, 2021 7:00 AM The Western News The board members of the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) feel obligated to speak up about the role of public input in public land...

Help forge a sustainable future for the Kootenai National Forest

July 24, 2020 9:27 AM For more than 14 years, the Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition (KFSC) has brought together individuals, businesses and organizations that take an interest in the management of our public lands. In particular, we’ve been focused on how we can...

Happy National Pollinator Week

Click on the link below for a free .pdf download of a booklet from the United States Forest Service highlighting some of our beautiful western Montana plants and their pollinators. Did you know three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the...

Court Ruling Stalls Portion of Sprawling Kootenai Timber Project

Stakeholders optimistic collaboration will move forward despite 9th Circuit decision BY TRISTAN SCOTT // JUL 27, 2018 Printed in the Flathead Beacon An appellate court’s ruling against a proposed logging project in the Kootenai National Forest represents another...

Citizens Need Voice in Forest Management

The simple truth is that no collaborative group is going to succeed unless all viewpoints are recognized BY ED LEVERT // MAY 2, 2018 Printed in the Flathead Beacon Many of you are aware of the collaborative group called the Kootenai Forest Stakeholder Coalition...

Manage Public Lands in a Sustainable, Collaborative Way

The forest has taken leadership by listening to the needs and wishes of the community BY WILL HAMMERQUIST // FEB 24, 2018 Flathead Beacon As the owner of a small business in one of the most remote locations in Montana, my livelihood depends on public lands. And I’m...

Lincoln County Commissioners sign forest management memorandum with Kootenai Forest Stakeholders group

DECEMBER 18, 2017 Submitted by Robyn King, Executive Director, Yaak Valley Forest Council Printed in the Montanian The Lincoln County Commissioners met with the board of directors for the Kootenai Forest Stakeholder Coalition during a November 29 public meeting. After...

Getting Along in the Kootenai

Collaborative group makes its case for wilderness, timber harvest and small business to coincide in the Kootenai National Forest BY TRISTAN SCOTT // JUL 6, 2017 Printed in the Flathead Beacon A mere two miles from the timber town of Libby, a wilderness area spans...

Forward-Thinking Solutions to Land Management

Contact your delegation and let them know you support these collaborative efforts BY SONNY MAZZULLO // APR 2, 2017 Printed in Flathead Beacon Last month, Sen. Jon Tester introduced the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act in Congress. This prospective piece of...

Older Articles

Diverse Collaborators are the Key to Prosperity
The Western News, August 21, 2018

Local Coalition Bridges Divides to Move Forward
The Western News, July 27, 2018

Kootenai Forest Stakeholders Coalition Gaining Traction in Northwest Montana
The Montanian, February 21, 2018

A Special Kind of Holiday Cheer
The Sanders County Ledger, December 21, 2017

Thankful for Agreement Between County and Coalition
The Western News, December 8, 2017

County, Coalition Sign Collaborative Agreement
The Western News, December 5, 2017

Voices in the Wilderness: Consumed in the Yaak
The Western News, December 5, 2017

Group Tours Burned Area
Sanders County Ledger, November 16, 2017

Forest Group Aims to Find Balance (IMG)
Sanders County Ledger, October 5, 2017

Coalition Looks for Common Ground in Kootenai Forest
Daily Inter Lake, July 5, 2017

Making a Difference Starts with Taking that First Step
Sanders County Ledger, June 22, 2017

On the Flight Path to Compromise
The Western News, June 6, 2017

Coalition Key to Libby’s Economic Future
The Western News, May 26, 2017

Forward-Thinking Solutions to Land Management
Flathead Beacon, April 2, 2017

We Montanans can protect our own backyards
The Western News, March 10, 2017

Stakeholders Bring Conservation and Harvest Together
The Western News, February 28, 2017

United by our Public Lands Legacy
Missoulian, February 14, 2017

Collaborative process builds consensus
The Western News, November 25, 2016

Forest Coalition Shows How to Solve Challenges (PDF)
The Sanders County Ledger, November 10, 2016

The Path Ahead
Flathead Beacon, November 6, 2016

Family Trees
Flathead Beacon, October 19, 2016

Kootenai Stakeholders Coalition prepare for legislative campaign
The Western News, October 11, 2016