AW weighs in on Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone Management

posted July 30, 2009
by Kevin Colburn

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The US Forest Service is currently in the process of implementing a new river management plan for the Wild and Scenic Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River.  American Whitewater filed comments last February expressing the paddling community's interests in protecting the river and maintaining historic access on designated roads.  

 

Earlier this month the Forest Service released their predecisional environmental assessment and proposed actions.  The USFS proposes to maintain all exisiting designated roads but take steps to curtail off-road use that is damaging ecological and recreational values of the river corridor.  They specifically recognized the value of the incomparable Class IV and V whitewater boating opportunities provided by the Clarks Fork. 

 

Today, American Whitewater submitted a letter to the USFS in support of their proposed actions. 

 

Learn more about the plan below:

 

Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River Comprehensive Management Plan

 

Kevin Colburn
Missoula, MT
Phone: 406-543-1802


Documents

  • Clarks Fork CRMP Comments

    AW's comments on the draft CRMP for the Wild and Scenic Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone

  • Clarks Fork Comments on Final EA

    American Whitewater's letter of support regarding the USFS proposed management plan for the Wild and Scenic Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone.

Associated Rivers

Clarks Fork Yellowstone [WY]
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Clarks Fork Yellowstone [WY]
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3. Honeymoon IV-V+
Clarks Fork Yellowstone [WY]
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Clarks Fork Yellowstone [WY]
5. Lower III-V
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Clarks Fork Yellowstone [MT]
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