Watersheds Suffer From Too Many Roads, Not Too Many Trees!

Comments submitted by Swan View Coalition and Friends of the Wild Swan lay out the scientific basis for restoring fish and wildlife habitat in the Swan Valley by removing roads, not trees.

Read or download their letter and bibliography here.

This article published on May 01, 2012 • [Permalink]


Behavioral Responses of North American Elk to Recreational Activity

Elk travel time [displacement] was highest during ATV exposure, followed by exposure to mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding.

A comprehensive approach for managing human activities to meet elk objectives should include careful management of off-road recreational activities, particularly ATV riding and mountain biking, which caused the largest reductions in feeding time and increases in travel time.

Read the full research paper.

Steve Bennett photo.

This article published on August 06, 2011 • [Permalink]


The Lineage of Chief Aeneas: A History of People and Place

By Keith Hammer

May 2005

A short history of the American Indians whose names still grace the lakes and mountains of the Swan Range. Weighing in at a sleek one-ounce and measuring 5.5” x 8.5”, a perfect fit for your backpack!

Lineage_of_Chief_Aeneas.pdf

 

This article published on May 13, 2005 • [Permalink]


Case Closed

Public Motorized Trespass and Administrative Activity on Closed Roads in the Upper Swan, Lower Swan, and Noisy Face Geographic Units


Swan_2004_Rd_Closure_Report.pdf
Swan_2004_Rd_Closure_chart.pdf


This article published on December 15, 2004 • [Permalink]


Watersheds at Risk

Roads Threaten Bull Trout on the Bitterroot, Flathead and Lolo National Forests

Watersheds_at_Risk_report.pdf
Watersheds_at_risk_SumTable.pdf


This article published on May 05, 2004 • [Permalink]


Off the Charts

Roads Outnumber Streams in Developed Flathead Watersheds.


Off_the_Charts_report.pdf
Off_the_Charts_workbook.xls


This article published on April 25, 2003 • [Permalink]


Snowmobiling’s Endless Winter

Facilitating Physical Access also Extends the Snowmobiing Season, Resulting in Harm to Wildlife Security, Vegetation, Soils and Water

endless-winter.pdf


This article published on August 25, 2002 • [Permalink]


Reining in Snowmobiles and ORVS

From Swan View’s News, Spring/Summer 2002
SVnews-SS-02.pdf


This article published on May 25, 2002 • [Permalink]


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