The Native Forest Network is now the WildWest Institute
In April 2006 the Native Forest Network and Ecology Center merged to form the WildWest Institute. Our mission is to protect and restore forests, wildlands, watersheds and wildlife in the Northern Rockies Bioregion. We'll continue to keep the www.nativeforest.org website up and running, especially since so much great information is contained here, but please click here to visit the WildWest Institute's website as the www.nativeforest.org site will no longer be updated. THANK YOU!
Hard Look at the Bitterroot "Recovery
This new publication from the Native Forest
Network examines the on-the-ground realities
of the Bitterroot National Forest’s
so-called "Burned Area Recovery Plan."
Originally touted by the Forest Service and
logging industry as a model approach to post-fire
restoration and community protection following
the 2000 wildfires, actual implementation
of the "recovery" plan has been
plagued by broken promises and a complete
lack of accountability.
Areas of Idaho and Montana: What We've Lost
and What We Stand to Lose (pdf)
This report from the Native Forest
Network and Friends of the Clearwater looks
at key roadless wildlands in the northern
Rockies. If the Roadless Rule is reversed,
over nine million acres of roadless wildlands
in the northern Rockies currently offered
some protections by the Roadless Rule would
be opened for logging and roadbuilding.
Mountain Front, Montana
Montana's Rocky Mountain Front contains the
top 1% of wildlife habitat in North America.
The Front is critical habitat for many species,
including the only place in the U.S. where
grizzly bears still roam the Great Plains.
The Rocky Mountain Front is threated by oil
and gas development and off-road ATV use.
to learn more about what the Native Forest
Network is doing to protect Montana's Rocky