Excerpt: ” CONDON – Swan Lake District Ranger Rich Kehr stared with disbelief at a healthy, restored wetland and uttered what would become a familiar refrain on a recent sun-soaked afternoon in the Swan Valley.
“Normally, we just wouldn’t have any money to do this,” he said.
For the past 2 1/2 years, an unlikely coalition of tree huggers and timbermen, state and federal land managers, conservationists, local outfitters and valley residents has been quietly working on a flurry of restoration projects on the Flathead National Forest. …”
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