Projects

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. 

Noxious Weed EIS

Custer Gallatin National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

2015 Hazardous Mine Closures

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

Battle Ridge Campground Hazard Tree Removal

Remove hazard trees in campground area. Trees impacted from insect and disease may be removed for firewood or commercial product.

Shields River Fish Barrier

A concrete fish barrier will be constructed at an existing crossing of the Shields River at the Shields River Campground to secure approximately 25 miles of habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout.

Under Analysis

Aspen restoration

Proposal to restore aspen throught a variety of tools across the entire forest as funding and opportunity permits

Burnt Fork, Hogan Crk On/Off, Rock Crk, Sage Crk and Proposed Red Butte Allotments Rangeland Project

Comprehensive range planning (1995 Recissions Act) and analysis to determine the effects of livestock grazing.

East Paradise Range Recession

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

Fat Bike Winter Trails

Revise Standard A-10 of the Gallatin Travel Plan to allow for bicycles on winter motorized trails.

Gallatin Forest Plan Amendment to Remove or Replace Outdated Management Direction (Clean Up Amendmen

The proposal would remove outdated, ineffective and/or unclear standards and other direction from the Gallatin National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (i.e. Forest Plan)

Greater Red Lodge Vegetation and Habitat Management Project

Fuels reduction within the wildland urban interface (WUI). Increase the diversity of vegetation, including aspen and deciduous riparian species. Manage for resilient conditions in face of large disturbance events.

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,etc. Treatment methods include harvest or removal of commercial size and non-commercial trees with machinery, by hand and through prescribed burning.

Power-line Access Road Project (formerly identified as the Pryor Mountain Access Road project)

Pursue the Powerline Road as legal permanent access into the northern portion of the Pryor Mountain land unit of the Beartooth Ranger District.

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.

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

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

Analysis Completed

NorthWestern Energy Jackrabbit - Big Sky 161 kV Transmission Line Upgrade

Proposal to upgrade the existing 69kV line to a 161 kV line

South Bridger Interface Project EA

Thin approximately 250 acres of mature/over mature forest vegetation on NFS lands adjacent to Bridger Bowl to a basal area ranging between 80 and 100 square feet per acre.

West Deer Creek Road Realignment

Realignment of 1.6 miles of road in the Deer Creek Travel Plan analysis unit.

Project Archive

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