A national forest workshop begins today in Seeley Lake to help Montanans and Montana companies win positions in our national forests. Most of the work will be by contract and will take place in the Lolo, Helena, and Flathead National Forests.

Erin Zwiener with the Blackfoot Challenge says potential projects include removing trees, stream restorations, noxious weed treatment and road deconstruction work. The two day workshop is free and provides background and tips on how to present winning bids. Zwiener says some of the projects could last several years. The first round of contracts are expected to be up for bid in the coming months.

More info at Blackfoot Challenge website.

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