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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.

AML Closures 2015

To close or render "safe", features inventoried and identified as hazardous located on the Lewis and Clark National Forest (LCNF) include: open adits, shafts, stopes, subsidence features, trenches, and dilapidated structures.

AML Closures 2016

The implementation actions described within this proposal represent an ongoing effort by the Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Program to address the physical safety hazards presented by hazardous mine openings.

Bentz Special Use Road

Issue new private road special use permit to landowner. Use will involve construction of a creek crossing over Castle Creek and construction of a road to access Bentz property in the Castle Mountains.

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.

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.

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.

Indian Hill Campground Restoration

This project is to decommission and restore Indian Hill campground and will include removing all campground features as well as scarifying the road and removing the bridge. The current bridge dispersed site will be left for camping.

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.

Jumping Creek Stream Restoration

The proposed project would restore approx. 100 feet of streambank along Jumping Creek; a TMDL listed stream. The project proposes to reestablish the stream to a proper stream width by building banks and stabilizing with native vegetation.

Lost Fork Ridge WBP Planting

Lost Fork Ridge whitebark pine restoration project: This area was impacted by fire; Fork Ridge fire (1300 ac), 2001 Lost Fork Fire (2338 ac), and the 2003 Ant Park fire. Competition from other species reduces the amount of natural WBP regeneration.

Mailloux Hein Special Use Road

Issue new private road special use permit to Trina Mailloux Hein. Use will involve construction of a creek crossing and reconstruction of a road to access Mailloux Hein property in the Castle Mountains.

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.

Moose Creek Vegetation

A project being 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.

Spring Creek Road Obliteration

Spring Creek Road Obliteration

Spur Park Cycle 4 Whitebark Pine Performance Test Plantation

After two wildfires, many competing species have hindered Whitebark pine regeneration in the project area. This project will establish a progeny test site for WBP and to select genetically superior progeny that are resistant to insects and disease.

Sun River Electric

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

WSS Municipal Watershed Protection and Restoration

This is a small vegetation project that seeks to improve the forest condition in a small area around the City of White Sulphur Springs water diversion infrastructure, mitigate the effects of changing PH levels in the water, and improve access.

Analysis Completed

Miller Bingham Project

The White Sulphur Springs Ranger District is proposing to use a commercial timber sale to thin and salvage dead and dying trees on approximately 160 acres.


Anest Special Use Road Permit

Issue a private road special use permit to Jody Anest authorizing access to his private property in the Big Snowy Mountains. Currently on hold.

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.

Elk Pit AML

The proposed action is the reclamation of the 0.02 acre Elk gravel pit obliteration. Any mineral materials stored on site will be moved to the Tollgate gravel pit. Reclamation and obliteration methods will include scarifcation/ripping.

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