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Stoltze, others, to close lands to public use

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | July 30, 2021 2:15 PM

A host of private landowners across Northwest Montana have announced they are closing their lands to all public use starting Monday, Aug. 2 due to extreme fire danger.

Green Diamond Resource Company, SPP Montana, Flathead Ridge Ranch, MKH Montana, and F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber announced they are closing all of their lands to all public access to reduce the risk of wildland fire. These restrictions include firewood cutting, nonmotorized use and walk-in use. Stimson Lumber Company announced the closure of its lands on July 29.

These closures will remain in effect until further notice when conditions improve.

The lands owned by Green Diamond Resource Company, SPP Montana, Flathead Ridge Ranch, and MKH Montana are former Weyerhaeuser lands and encompass approximately 600,000 acres across northwest Montana.