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Swift Creek Public Recreation Easements – Open House

July 27, 2017 - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Open House – Swift Creek Public Recreation Easements 
July 27th, 2017 Whitefish City Hall 6-7 pm
Montana DNRC is hosting a second Open House to review the City of Whitefish’s proposed trail and recreation easements on the Stillwater State Forest. The project will connect the Whitefish Trail from Beaver Lakes to Swift Creek, permanently protect 480 acres, and propel the community’s vision one step closer to Close the Loop around Whitefish Lake. Comments will now be accepted through Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
The Close the Loop project will:


Permanently protect the Whitefish Trail  –  ~6 mi. of new construction, 1.5 mi. road to trail, and 3.5 mi. existing

Permanently protect 480 acres at Smith Lake – all development rights removed and continued forest mgmt.

Promote the value of conservation through education

Protect wildlife and water resources through sustainable design and thoughtful planning

Provide additional front-country recreation and ease pressure on Glacier NP

Secure key state, federal, private, and community partners

Provide additional revenue for Montana schools and universities

* Project funding sources include federal funds matched with private donations – 2017-2019.


July 27, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


City of Whitefish, City Hall
418 2nd Street East
Whitefish, MT 59937 United States
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