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.
Browns Canyon Allotment Water Improvements
Drought conditions demonstrate the need for improved developed livestock water sources in the Browns Canyon allotment to make livestock management work better for livestock distribution to benefit vegetation.
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.
Calvert Mine Exploration Project
US Tungsten Corp proposes 6 to 9 core holes with a track-mounted drill rig to determine if a minable deposit of tungsten remains at the site. Holes would range from about 250 to 500 feet deep and drill pads would be placed for minimal disturbance.
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.
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.
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
Edwards Special Use Permit
Proposal is to permit full size vehicle access to private land inholdings in the North Meadow Creek Drainage. Landowner would pay the cost of improvements required on portions of the trail.
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 beetle 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 stans
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
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.
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
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.
Vegetation management treatments to meet Forest Plan desired conditions including removing encroaching conifers in Sagebrush, Aspen, Mountain Mahogany, thinning Douglas-fir, daylighting Whitebark Pine.
2013 Whitebark Pine Planting
Planting 6300 white bark pine seedlings in dry sites on 45 acres in the Mussigbrod burn of 2000 to increase weak whitebark pine regeneration. No mechanized equipment will be used and woody debris will be used to shade the seedlings.
Boulder River Salvage and Vegetation Management Project
Salvage by clearcut regeneration harvest, and conduct biomass removal, commercial thinning, prescribed fire, and quaking aspen restoration on 24,939 acres (346 units) of Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest System Lands north of Whitehall, MT.
Bull Mountain Game Range Conifer Reduction
Selective slashing or burning of non-merchantable conifers encroaching into sage/grass communities to restore forage production for wildlife on 5,010 acres on the Bull Mountain Game Range. Project involves no road building or commercial harvest.
Christain #1 Minerals Exploration Project
The Forest Service received a Plan of Operation to explore for minerals on unpatented mining claims located in T8N, R12W, section 11 approximately 16 miles northwest of Deer Lodge, Montana in the Master Mine area.
Homestake Conifer Slashing
Proposal to cut down non-merchantable conifers across 7 units, (600 acres) where they overtop aspen along the boundary between open sagebrush parks and lodge pole pine dominated forest. The proposal requires no road construction or commercial harvest
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.