Rethinking Forest Regulations
For five days in July nearly 40 participants from eight countries convened in Montana's Lubrecht Experimental Forest to learn about Montana's approach to forest regulations via the legal and administrative structure of the of the Lubrecht forest, in-depth reviews of Montana's Best Management Practice (BMP) system and several field trips to area harvesting operations. Designed to promote international learning and exchange of forest government strategies, participants left the conference having first-hand experience on how area logging operations are audited, BMP monitoring and the interactions between tribal communities and their corresponding federal, state and tribal jurisdictions.
Gary Burnett, Blackfoot Challenge
Tim Love, USFS
Jason Todhunter, Tricon Timber
Peter Kolb, Montana State University
Andy White & Sally Collins, RRI
Leslie Weldon, USFS