Mickelson Trail-Mount Rushmore Connector Project
The State of South Dakota has applied for a permit to construct, operate and maintain a 14-mile non-motorized trail across the Forest connecting the Mickelson Trail to Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. The decision would amend Forest Plan direction.
RNA and BA Mineral Withdrawal
Proposed withdrawal of research natural areas and botanical areas from mineral entry. Necessary part of RNA designation process. Forest Service recommendation to BLM, who makes the decision. Project not subject to the objection process.
Bear Lodge Project
Development of rare earth minerals mine. The name of this project was changed from the RER Mineral Development Project.
Jewel Cave Withdrawal
Withdrawal of 2,387 acres of Forest Service land from mineral entry to protect cave resources underlying this land. Forest Service would issue recommendation to BLM, who takes the action. FS recommendation is not subject to administrative review.
Reuter Motorized Trail
Construction of approximately 9.3 miles of motorized trail from Reuter Trailhead to Trail 1041 to provide system connectivity. Relocation of approximately 2.2 miles of non-motorized trail
West Hell Reforestation Project
Regeneration of ponderosa pine in portions of the Jasper Fire area that burned in the year 2000. These areas that had high fire intensities remain deforested with no available seed source for future ponderosa pine regeneration.
Cook Lake Recreation Facility Maintenance
Maintenance activities at the recreation facility to enhance long-term functionality of the Cook Lake dam and increase public safety at the facility and in downstream areas.
Craven Canyon Mineral Withdrawal
Proposal to withdraw about 3968 acres of NFS lands from mineral entry to protect cultural resources of significant interest within and surrounding Craven Canyon. Forest Service would issue a recommendation to BLM, who would take the action.
Elk Mountain Reforestation CE
To provide ponderosa pine regeneration in areas where high fire intensities left vast areas deforested with no available natural seed source for regeneration.
Tinton Trail "Crangle" Reroute
Reroute a 1-mile section of a non-motorized trail so the trail is located outside of a drainage bottom. The trail is eroding in its current location. The new trail will be hand constructed and 24 inches wide. The old trail will be re-vegetated.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.