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Lewis And Clark National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests Plan Revision

Forest Plan revision for the Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests.

Under Analysis

3 Rivers Communication Showdown Fiber Optic

Amend special use permit to install fiber optics to Showdown Ski Area. 3 Rivers would place fiber cable from an existing fiber optic vault at the intersection of Forest Service Rd 3328 and Hwy 89.

Bechtold BLM allotment Boundary Fence

Construct approximately 700 feet of fence that will act as boundary fence for BLM allotment and Forest Service "On-Off" Allotment management.

Big Snowies Aspen & Meadow Restoration Project

The goals of this project are: restore/enhance aspen stand health along the south side of the Big Snowy Mountains, restore aspen stands to their previous larger size, maintain meadows, and improve the diversity of wildlife habitat.

Bob Marshall Wilderness Outfitter and Guide Permit Reissuance

Reissuance of existing outfitter and guide permits in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

Castle Mountains Restoration Project

This project has various silvicultural treatments and prescribed burning on approximately 22,124 acres, requiring road reconstruction and temporary road construction. There are no new permanent system roads proposed with this project.

Charter Communication SUP Re-Issue

Charter Communications operates a communication facility on Highwood Baldy located within a designated communication site. The lease issued to Charter will expire 12/31/2015. This proposal is to issue a new lease to replace the expiring lease.

Dry Pole Mule Deer Winter Range Enhancement

This project seeks to reduce timber cover along the NE side of the of the Dry Pole drainage by hand slashing and lopping small conifers (<8dbh) to reduce competition for moisture and to increase the availabity of browse and forb species.

Dry Pole Riparian Restoration

Purpose of this project is to reduce the impacts of dispersed recreation on the riparian area at and near the Dry Pole Road # 6392 ford crossing.

Elk and Montgomery Site Reclamation 2015

To make or render "safe", two abandoned mine sites.

Elk Smith Project

The purpose of the Elk Smith Project is to address fuel accumulation and continuity in the project area.

FNF Plan Revision & NCDE GBCS Amendment to the Lolo, Helena, Lewis & Clark,and Kootenai NFs

The Flathead NF is revising their forest plan and preparing an amendment providing relevant direction from the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy into the forest plans for the Lolo, Helena, Kootenai, and Lewis & Clark National Forests.

Glacier Electric

Issue a new permit to replace an expired permit for operation and maintenance of electric transmission lines.

Highwoods Goat Habitat Improvement

Open ridge tops in the Highwood Mountains provide valuable habitat and travel corridors for mountain goat, mule deer, and elk. This projects seeks to enhance and preserve these habitats and travel corridors through the removal of encroaching conifer.

January SUP's 15

To re-issue existing special use permits for Halfmoon Ranch, K Bar L Ranch, Johannesburg Gulch Rd Association, Neimark Property Owners Association, and McDonald Rd.

Lucy Park ATV Trail 751 Re-Route

Lucy Park Trail 751 needs new trail construction for safety and enviormental impacts. Existing trail starts from Carpenter Creek Road on private land and runs fairly straight up the monutain side. Old trail system will be decommissioned.

May 2015 Special Use Permit Reissuance

Reissue of SUPs Russell: Water for grazing. Jawbone Cattle Co: three pastures. Zehntner: Water diversion line on Deadman Creek and Daisy Creek; 10 foot ROW. McBride: spring box and line to private dwelling. Castle Mountain Ranch: pasture.

October14 SUP reissuance

Issue new special use permits to replace expiring permits.

Permit Reissuance for 6 Pastures and 1 Fenceline - Castle, Crazy, and Big Snowies

CASTLES: Hereim Pasture S13 &23, T7N, R9E -Voldseth Pasture S13,T7N,R9E, S19 & 30,T7N,R10E - Rostad Pasture S23,T7N,R9E - IV Ranch Pasture S32,33,T9N,R9E CRAZIES: JCM Cattle Co S18,T6N,R11E BIG SNOWIES: Swanz Pasture S13, T11N,R18E

Showdown Communication Lease

Showdown Ski Area%u2019s Top Rock Café is adjacent to the existing Porphyry Peak Communication Site. Showdown has been operating two way radio systems out of the Top Rock Café radio communication services in an exiting building.

Showdown VMP

Implement and draw vegetation management options from the 2015 Showdown Ski Area Vegetation Management Plan that will improve long term forest health and resiliency, manage for species diversity, reduce future MPB outbreaks and resulting tree mortali

Silver Crest Shed

Proposal is to authorize construction of a 24 ft X 32 ft grooming equipment storage building adjacent to the Silver Crest Ski Area and additionally issue a long term special use for the building to reside on National Forest Lands.

Sun River Electric

Operation and Maintenance of powerlines on the Rocky Mountain and Belt Creek Ranger Districts

Trail 302-302A Logging Creek to Monument ATV Connector

Currently portions of Trail 302 are open to ATV%u2019s on both ends via of old existing logging roads, the middle portion is planned to be constructed for ATV use as identified in the 2007 Travel Plan Decision Map 5.

Upper Sheep Creek Vegetation

A project developed through a collaborative process for forest restoration within a designated landscape to reduce the risk and extent of insect or disease infestations and to increase resilience of forest stands.

White Sulphur Springs City Water Access SUP

White Sulphur Springs City Water Access

Wilkinson-McKee Special Use Roads

Issue two special use permits for use and maintenance of existing roads providing access to two private inholdings in the Castle Mountains. 1.) Ryan Wilkinson in Sec 25, T9N, R8E and 2.) Jason McKee in Sec 36, T9N, R8E.

Analysis Completed

Highwood Mountains Range

Use of adaptive management strategies to move toward desired condition objectives in authorizing livestock grazing across the Highwood Mountains landscape area.

Little Belt Mountains Hazard Tree Removal

The Little Belt Mountains Hazard Tree Removal Project proposes removal of hazardous trees along public roads and recreation and administrative facilities in the Little Belt Mountains.

Little Snowy Mountains Restoration

Restoration of a dry site site ponerosa pine ecosystem with an emphasis on providing habitat diversity and to minimize the risk of stand replacing fire through thinning, mastication and prescribed fire to meet outlined desired future conditions.

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