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.
2015 Motorized Recreation Events
Annual permit to allow local off-highway vehicle groups to conduct their events during the summer. All events would take place on established motorized trails located on the Northern Hills and Mystic Ranger Districts.
Bear Lodge Project
Development of rare earth minerals mine. The name of this project was changed from the RER Mineral Development Project.
Centennial Trail Reroute
A segment of the motorized portion of the Centennial Trail is steep, rugged and difficult to maintain or navigate. This segment of the trail would be closed and the trail would be rerouted along FSR 144 and Trail 8288.
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. Improvement of Blacktail Trailhead.
Renewal of a 5 year special use permit for the Rochford Fire Dept. to hold their annual Rochford Days festivities at the Rochford Fire Hall, which is located on NFS land.
Wonderland Cave SUP Amendment
This project would amend the special use permit for Wonderland Cave to allow the owners use of a National Forest System road to transport visitors from Vanocker Canyon Road to the cave.
Lazy Beaver Claim - Placer Mining Plan of Operations
The proposed action consists of exploration and extraction activities to extract placer gold from the POO area within the Lazy Beaver Claim. Mining operations include operation of heavy equipment and a Power Sluice. Reclamation would be ongoing.
Robey #1 Claim - Placer Mining Plan of Operations
The proposed action consists of exploration and extraction activities to extract placer gold from the POO area within Robey #1 claim. Small machinery and a trommel/sluice would be used to mine placer gravels. Reclamation would occur after operations.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.