F.H. Stoltze Land and Lumber Company are closing their land for Public Access Use starting Monday, August 2.
It’s hard-pressed for the inhabitants of Flathead, Lake, and Lincoln Counties to remember a time when Stoltze Land and Lumber ever closed its lands for public use.
In Flathead County, Stoltze is a household name as many locals are employed by the logging company. For decades, folks have camped, picked huckleberries, hiked, biked, 4-wheeled (and freely), you name it, on the company’s public lands.
In a word, they are GENEROUS and longsuffering. A few years back, on a Stoltze owned road, they placed a sign which stated something to this effect regarding 4 wheelers who had been carving deep ruts in the muddy road.
“Please take care of our roads, or we will be forced to close them. But they did not close; they just left a firm yet friendly reminder.
This time they MUST CLOSE, and they have every right to as even one lighter or cigarette butt could send thousands of acres ablaze.
Please, folks in Flathead, Lake, And Lincoln Counties, abide by the following flyer. And when you seen warnings posted, please obey the rules.
Stoltze Land & Lumber Company has been good, kind, and generous to Montana and its people for decades. So let’s respect their wishes and help prevent any more fires.
To read about Stoltze history, click here
Thank you, Stoltze, for your years of service, goodwill, and benevolence to our counties. We stand behind you in this pressing calamity.