Little Belt National Forest


Little Belt National Forest

Little Belt National Forest was established as the Little Belt Forest Reserve by the U.S. Forest Service in Montana on October 3, 1905 with 583,600 acres after a name change from Little Belt Mountains Forest Reserve, which was established on August 16, 1902 with 501,000 acres. It became a National Forest on March 4, 1907. On July 1, 1908 the entire forest was combined with Highwood Mountains, Snowy Mountains and Little Rockies National Forests to establish Jefferson National Forest (Montana) and the name was discontinued. The lands are presently included in Lewis and Clark National Forest. [citation|title=PDFlink| [http://www.foresthistory.org/Research/usfscoll/places/National%20Forests%20of%20the%20U.S.pdf National Forests of the United States] |341 KB|date=September 29, 2005|author=Davis, Richard C.|publisher=The Forest History Society]

The forest is presently part of the Jefferson Division of Lewis and Clark National Forest. The Little Belt Mountains are included in the unit, primarily in Meagher, Cascade, Judith Basin and Wheatland Counties. [cite web|url=http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/lewisclark/maps/|date=2008-08-23|work=Lewis and Clark National Forest|title=Maps and Brochures|publisher=U.S. Forest Service]

References

External links

* [http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/lewisclark/ Lewis and Clark National Forest]
* [http://www.foresthistory.org/ Forest History Society]
* [http://www.foresthistory.org/Research/usfscoll/places/National%20Forests%20of%20the%20U.S.pdf Forest History Society:Listing of the National Forests of the United States] "Text from Davis, Richard C., ed. Encyclopedia of American Forest and Conservation History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company for the Forest History Society, 1983. Vol. II, pp. 743-788."


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