Bitterroot Forest starts development of forest-wide climbing plan
“It’s bigger than just climbing in Mill Creek or just climbing on the Bitterroot National Forest. Rangers from across the country have contacted me to let them know they were watching. They want to see what comes out of this.”
With the sport of rock climbing growing dramatically across the West, the challenge on how best to manage all those new enthusiasts to protect the resource is an issue other national forests are beginning to ponder.