This map layer was derived from base data developed and/or acquired by local residents of the Swan Valley as part of their base map data. Metadata is not available, but further details on development and maintenance of the layer can be obtained by contacting the Upper Swan Community Council care of the current chair Dwayne Forder via email at email@example.com. The vintage of the data is 2010-2011, and some layers may be of older vintage.
Further information on the history of the Swan can be obtained in the SVCC Community Profile and the Rural Initiatives site on the Upper Swan at http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/rural/CommunityCouncils/SwanValley.htm
Another very good source for information on history for the area is at
The Swan Valley Historical Society website:
This homestead layer was are taken from public records available from the Forest Service mapped in an approximate way from the legal description from the original Homestead Grant application by local residents. This does not represent a legal survey and should not be used in any manner to represent a legal survey. You must contact a Registered Montana Land Surveyor for that purpose.