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Flathead warns about Coram forest

| February 28, 2020 1:00 AM

Flathead National Forest would like to remind the public there are additional protection measures in effect in the Coram Experimental Forest to preserve long-term research efforts in the area.

Those measures include a prohibition on camping, campfires, wood and rock collection, Christmas tree harvest, and target shooting.

The approximately 7,500-acre area near Coram is one of 84 experimental forests and ranges managed by the Forest Service across the country. The Coram Experimental Forest is administered by the Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station and was established in 1933 with the primary purpose of studying western larch ecology and management to help forest managers make decisions about how to best conserve larch populations.