Welcome to the Custer Gallatin Project page. The projects listed on this page are in different stages of analyses.

Each project includes a brief description of the project, contact information, and access to available on-line project documents.  The link below will take you to project information for the Beartooth, Ashland, and Sioux Ranger Districts.

Additional Project Information - Beartooth, Ashland and Sioux Ranger Districts

Custer Gallatin National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

2016 Hazardous Mine Closures

Physical closure of identified mine hazards across multiple districts oof the Custer-Gallatin National Forest.

East Paradise Range Recession

This is to study six open grazing allotments and determine if reauthorization of grazing is warranted

Miminagish Organization Camp

Master Plan development and conversion of obsolete Special Use Permit to current format for the Miminagish Organization Church Camp in the Main Boulder canyon, Yellowstone Ranger District

North Hebgen Multiple Resource Project

Fuels reduction in the wildland-urban interface, wildlife hab improvement in aspen, whitebark pine,forest health treatments etc. Treatment methods include harvest or removal of commercial size and noncommercial trees with machinery,by hand,pres burn

Proposed Shooting Star Ranch Land Exchange

The US would convey 590 acres to Shooting Star Ranch (SSR) in 2 parcels adjacent to SSR lands. The US would acquire 583 acres of private land in the Slip & Slide (Rigler Ranch) area. These lands adjoin NFS land and Montana FWP land.

Red Lodge Mountain Land Exchange

An exchange of Federal and non-Federal lands of approximately equal value, located within and near the ski area permit boundary. The exchange also includes the proposed acquisition of trail easements to improve public access to nearby NFS lands.

Analysis Completed

Gallatin Forest Plan Amendment to Remove or Replace Outdated Management Direction (Clean Up Amendmen

The proposal would remove outdated, ineffective and/or unclear standards and other direction from the Gallatin National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (i.e. Forest Plan)

Stillwater Mining Company's Benbow Exploration Portal & Support Facilities Plan of Operations

Stillwater Mining Company has proposed constructing an exploration portal connected to an underground decline and related surface support facilities on National Forest System lands in the Benbow area approximately 4 miles southwest of Dean, MT

Sweet Grass Integrated Resource Resiliency and Restoration

Use of mgmt tools:planned fire,wildland fire use,hand/mechanical thinning,pile burning,conifer/shrub planting $ seeding of native grasses and forbs to enhance/maintain resiliency of vegetative /ecological conditions in areas burned by 2006 Derby Fire


Lucky Minerals Inc. Emigrant Project Plan of Operations for drilling activities

Exploratory drilling to assess mineral presence at 9 sites on existing roads and 3 helicopter sites in Emigrant Creek area. Total ground disturbance of approximately 0.3 acres.

Whitebark Pine Enhancement Project

This project will involve mechanical, non-commercial removal of non-whitebark conifers from stands that contain or are directly adjacent to live whitebark pine trees and prescribed burns within conifer stands that contain beetle-killed whitebark pine

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.