Expert on community, family transitions
is guest of Community Council and USFS

March 29, 2001
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana

Families, Communities
in transition speaker


On Tuesday, April 3, Lynn Jungwirth from Hayfork, CA, will share her personal and community experience in changing from a timber-based economy to a more diversified economy. Ms. Jungwirth's visit is at the request of the Seeley Lake Community Council, with funding through the U.S. Forest Service.

Ms. Jungwirth's family operated a saw mill, while her in-laws were loggers. Her small community was located in the Spotted Owl plan, and was among the first communities in the nation to have to reduce, or eliminate, its timber business. In 1992, Ms. Jungwirth started the Watershed Research and Training Center. It has gained national recognition as a leader in community-based forestry. The Watershed Center helps create local jobs as part of managing the ecosystem at a community level. Ms. Jungwirth has testified before Congress and is a nationally recognized expert in timber-based communities that are in transition.

From 8 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Ms. Jungwirth will meet with people involved in social services to discuss issues that families in transition experience. From 10 to 11 a.m., she will discuss infrastructure impacts on a community in transition. Both meetings will be held at the Ranger Station.

Business owners are invited to meet with Ms. Jungwirth at a no-host luncheon at the Double Arrow Lodge from 12 to 2 p.m.

An informal open house will be held at the Ranger Station from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to talk with Ms. Jungwirth.

The Community Council will host a Community Meeting with Ms. Jungwirth on Tuesday evening at 7:00 at the Seeley Lake Elementary School Multipurpose Room.

People in timber-related businesses are invited to meet with Ms. Jungwirth on Wednesday morning from 8 to 9:30 at the Seeley Lake Community Hall.

All meetings are open to the public.

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