Boulder Lowlands Vegetation
The purpose of the project is to increase the resiliency of the area to insect and disease infestations and reduce the risk of wildfire to local communities and surrounding lands (federal, state and private).
Butte Highland Mine Haul Road
Butte Highlands JV, LLC of Butte, Montana has submitted a Plan of Operations (POO) to use National Forest System roads for activities that are incidental to their mining operations on private land.
Canyon Trail #7077 Maintenance and Construction
Relocation and construction of 1600 ft. of new trail, maintenance and tread work on restoration on 1420 ft. of existing trail, obliteration of 1590 ft. of old trail, installation of a 30 ft. rock turnpike, and hardening of one stream crossing.
Cataract Creek - Mountain Meadow Plan of Operations
Mine dumps and waste rock from mine sites will be hauled to a processing site on private land. All transportation on public land would be under permit on existing open routes on the BDNF and BLM. This project will be done in a single field season.
Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail Hazard Tree Removal
Remove hazard trees over the course of 10 years, to reduce the risk posed to skiers and hikers on this trail system (over 7000 visitors annually) by commercial means if possible. Force account or service contracts will be employed otherwise.
Finley Basin Minerals Exploration Project
Finley Mining Inc.proposes to drill 12 exploration holes using a track mounted drill rig that can be dismantled for use with a helicopter. If the 4 drill sites are encouraging then up to 6 more sites maybe drilled. Roads will not be constructed.
Flint Foothills Vegetation Management Project
1) Salvage dead and dying lodgepole pine
2) Commercial thin ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir
3) Use prescribed fire in low and mid-elevation mixed conifer stands to promote resiliency
4) Pre-commercial thin young stands
Golden Jubilee Drilling Exploration Project
The Gunsinger Group proposes to core drill 8 exploration holes with a truck mounted drill rig and dig a 4 by 50 foot trench about 16 feet deep using a backhoe. Drill sites are about 800 feet from a County Road. No road construction is necessary.
Goodrich Gulch Plan of Operation
The proponent proposes a phased exploration which includes core drilling to test for vein extension trend, opening existing protals for bulk sampling, conducting three placer tests and exploration work to remove old mine dumps for sampling.
NCRS SNOTEL Sites Conversion Project
Amend the terms of an existing permit under a National Memorandum of Understanding, to allow the Natural Resources Conservation Service to automate 5 existing hydrometerological data collection sites with solar powered data collection equipment
Smith Lake Fish Screen Project
Construct and install a 12 foot denil fish ladder attached to a 7'x7' concrete head wall. The top of the fish ladder will be covered to prevent blockage. The contractor would use a tracked excavator to do the work.
Whetstone Ridge Trail #8020 Relocation
We propose to construct 4.7 miles of new trail and obliterate 1.4 miles of the old trail tread, in order to reroute the Whetstone Ridge Trail to resolve safety, erosion and public access concerns posed at the existing location.
Blacktail Headwaters Project
Thin Douglas-fir stands, hand fall encroaching conifers in and around aspen clones, meadows and sagebrush parks. Prescribed burn upland forest stands with pre-treatment (slash/fell conifers) along private boundaries
East Deer Lodge Valley Landscape Restoration Management
Purpose is to achieve Forest Plan Goals including Timber management, Aquatic Improvement, Wildlife Habitat improvement. Proposed activities include timber salvage, commercial thinning, sediment reduction, fish passage, road and trail decommissioning
Fleecer Mountains Project
Salvage dead and dying lodgepole pine on approx. 1,100 acres, thin douglas fir stands on approx 590 acres, pre-commercial thin second growth stands on approx. 1,345 acres, and aspen restoration on 115 acres, various aquatic and road improvements
Rebel Claims Exploration Project
proposal to permit mineral exploration in an unpatented mining claim using a backhoe to excavate 8 trenches. Trenches will be opened one at a time and reclaimed before excavating the next. Samples would be removed and processed off-site.
Roadside Hazard Tree Removal # 7
Proposal involves removal of hazard trees within falling distance of 45 miles of high-priority Forest System Roads on the Wisdom and Dillon Ranger Districts. Trees will be removed within a narrowly specified corridor using commercial timber sales.
Trapper Creek Vegetation Management
This revised proposal includes removal of colonizing conifers on 3338 acres of riparian vegetation, mountain mahogany, and sagebrush/grass parks using slashing and burning, broadcast burning, or lop and scatter to meet Forest Plan objectives
Wisdom and Wise River Communication Sites Project
Proposal to convert 2 communication sites, identified in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Plan as "proposed" to permanent administrative sites. Equipment is in place and the conversion is an administrative exercise.
Vegetation management treatments to meet Forest Plan desired conditions including removing encroaching conifers in Sagebrush, Aspen, Mountain Mahogany, thinning Douglas-fir, daylighting Whitebark Pine.
Chief Joseph Ski Trail Maintenance & Construction
Project would re-shaping the existing road prism on the old log hauling routes used as ski trails and dig stumps on approximately 32 kilometers of cross country ski trails and construct a connector trail between Moose and Sentinel Meadow trails.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.