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by David Cole, Friends of Pipestone
Friends of Pipestone had its first exploratory meeting on January 21, 2012, in Whitehall, Montana, with approximately 35 people in attendance. The meeting primarily summarized Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U. S. Forest Service (USFS) work, as well as issues considered “critical” to the agencies. BLM work included 2.5 weeks of mechanized trail maintenance, fencing, hand trail work, and obtaining a permit for a motorcycle race. The USFS provided a list of some of their more-critical issues, including water quality (cutthroat trout), sedimentation, and wildlife corridors which might require “route reductions.” The concept of a group dedicated to working with the USFS and BLM on Whitetail Pipestone issues was brought up and a public meeting was held on June 18, 2012.