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Proposed Crazy Mountain Land Swap Open For Comment (MT)

Posted: 12/20/2022
By: Kevin Colburn

The Forest Service is considering a proposed land exchange in Montana that would trade away public lands along Big Timber and Sweet Grass creeks in the Crazy Mountains. The proposal appears unlikely to change paddling access or other values on Big Timber Creek, but access to Sweet Grass could be greatly reduced. This area is riddled with checkerboard ownership and has longstanding public access uncertainties. Hunters, anglers, and other backcountry enthusiasts have largely panned the proposal because it reduces public access. American Whitewater submitted a comment respectfully asking that the impacts to paddling be considered, and that the proposal be modified to improve rather than limit public access.

Comments are due by December 23, 2022. 

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Kevin Colburn

Asheville, NC

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Crazy Mountain Land Exchange Comments (12/20/2022)

American Whitewater's comments on a proposed change of Federal and private lands on the east side of the Crazy Mountains, which affects Big Timber Creek and Sweet Grass Creek.

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