After gathering extensive public comment, the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation is scheduled later this month to present an environmental assessment to the state Land Board for a logging project proposed on school trust land around Spencer Lake, a popular recreation area west of Whitefish.
Meanwhile, the conservation group Whitefish Legacy Partners is announcing a $500,000 trail grant that would affect Spencer Lake and neighboring areas….
Click here to read the full article by Reese Myers appearing in the FLATHEAD BEACON on March 1, 2011
UPDATE: June 1, 2011
Whitefish Legacy Partners and Friends of Spencer collaborated to inventory the existing trail systems and to develop detailed recreation mitigation strategies for the Spencer Lake Timber Sale. Read complete report and view detailed maps.
Report Commissioned by Friends of Spencer Submitted to DNRC
WLP submitted “Guidelines for Recreation Uses” to the DNRC during the Spencer Lake Timber Sale 30-day public comment period in January 2011.
Read the Guidelines for Existing and Future Recreation Uses