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Title: Limits of acceptable change planning in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness: 1985 to 1997 (FIDL)

Author: Ritter, Dan;

Date: 1997

Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 25-28

Publication Series: Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL)

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Description: In 1985 the Forest Supervisors and staff of the Bitterroot, Clearwater, and Nez Perce National Forests met and agreed to an action plan for implementing a Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) planning process for the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (SBW). The process, which was to include a citizens task force, was to produce a completed management plan in 2 years. Eight years later, in May 1992, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness General Management Direction was officially amended to the Forests’ forest plans and the implementation phase began. This paper documents the application of the LAC process in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. It assesses the effect of LAC on both the current management of the Wilderness and the condition of the resources within the area.

Keywords: limits of acceptable change (LAC), models, planning, wilderness management, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

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Ritter, Dan 1997. Limits of acceptable change planning in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness: 1985 to 1997 (FIDL). In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N., comps. Proceedings - limits of acceptable change and related planning processes: progress and future directions: from a workshop held at the University of Montana''s Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-371. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 25-28

 


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