2010 Ponderosa Pine Thinning
Thinning of 140 acres of ponderosa pine to increase vigor and make them less susceptible to mountain pine beetle attack.
2011 Precommercial Thinning
Precommercially thin 314 acres, primarily in Sullivan Creek drainage, as part of district insect and disease thinning program.
2012 Special Use Permit Renewals
This project includes 5 requests for renewals of existing special use permits. Four of these requests provide access to private land across National Forest System Lands (NFSL). One request provides access across NFSL for the Montana FWP.
Salvage dead, dying, and high risk off-site ponderosa pine planted in 1958, and lodgepole pine over 43 acres to reduce the likelihood of severe mortality due to bark beetles. Less than 1 mile temporary road construction.
Black Peak Trail and Trailhead Project
Trail head relocation, rehabilitation of existing motorized trail, reroute (new construction)of trail to motorized standards (for vehicles less than 50 inches width - ATV).
Bristow Area Restoration Project
Project includes timber harvest, prescribed burning, road BMP's, road decommissioining and storage, motorized access changes, temporary road construction, Forest Plan amendment for open road density in MA 12.
Brush Creek Fire Salvage
Recover economic value of fire-killed timber in a timely manner and contribute to long-term yield of forest products.
DNRC land exchange
Montana State DNRC and the Lolo NF will exchange land to consolidate ownership patterns for more efficient land/resource management and better legal access for agency administration and the public.
Gateway Maintenance Burning
Utilize prescribed fire along with minor amounts of slashing, hand piling, and machine piling to treat fuels in the urban interface. The area experienced fire on a 10-25 year interval historically. Treatments are designed to mimic this pattern.
Hellroaring Fat Tire Plan of Operations
Exploration drilling on MMG's claims in Hellroaring Creek, including one drill site with up to three drill holes. Drilling would be off the side of open National Forest System Road (NFSR) 745, Hellroaring Creek Road.
Kootenai River North Fuels Reduction Project
This project is designed to reduce fire hazard within the WUI north of Libby, Montana. Commercial and non-commercial treatments will be proposed including timber harvest, hand slashing and pile burning, and broadcast burning.
Mariner's Haven SUP Renewal and Expansion
Construct improvements to marina including expanding the number of boat mooring slips from 75 to 120; increasing the number of parking spaces from 50 to 120; adding an "upper level" boat ramp, and developing a break water structure.
Non-Consumptive Recreational Special Use Permits
The Rexford Ranger District is reviewing a number of requests for issuing special use outfitter and guide permits for non-consumptive recreational uses by various institutional groups and individuals.
North End Special Use Outfitter and Guide
The Rexford and Fortine Districts have received requests for special use permits for nonconsumptive recreational uses. This includes rock climbing, kayaking/canoeing, bicycling, camping, and equestrian riding.
North Fork Bull River Non-motorized Trail Construction
Construct a new non-motorized trail to access the North Fork of the Bull River trail system from FSR#410. The original access was the former FSR #2722, which was washed out in 2007. This new trail would be located near the old roadway location.
North Fork Yaak Telephone Line
Installation of 8,900 feet of telephone line within right-of-way of NFS Rd. #5828 (North Fork Yaak), minimum of 30 inches depth.
Actvities include timber harvest, fuels reduction, prescribed burning, wildlife habitat improvement, pre-commercial thinning, access management changes, and watershed rehabilitation including road decommissioning. Supplemental EIS being prepared.
Pipestone Timber Sale and Restoration Project
This project authorizes timber harvest, prescribed burning, road decommissioning, road reconstruction and BMP's, motorized access changes, construction of a snowmobile trail, and private land access.
Rock Creek Gravel Pit
Sanders County Road Department has proposed to reopen and expand the existing Rock Creek Gravel pit. Total area of disturbance could be up to 4.5 acres. No commercial timber would be removed.
Rocky Pine Fuels Reduction
Hazardous fuels reduction on 1,530 acres utilizing harvest, excavator and hand piling, underburning and precommercial thinning.
Silverbutte Bugs Project
250 acres - Harvest dead/dying and adjacent live trees that are susceptible to Mountain Pine Beetle infestation.
Spring Board Timber Sale and Hazard Tree Removal
Provide for public safety on the recreation trail (Trail #900);
Manage stand density and species composition to enhance resilience to insects and disease; and contribute forest products to the local and regional economy.
Spring Gulch Timber Sale
322 acres of timber land with commercial thinning and regeneration harvest, 231 acres of prescribed fire use for forage enhancement. No new perm. roads, and 9 miles of existing road reconditioning
Project may include ecosystem burning, thinning, intermediate timber harvest, regeneration harvest, BMP improvements to roads and/or stream restoration.
Why Not Placer Plan of Operations
The project includes a plan of operations from an individual on a claim on the Yaak River. Suction dredging and power sluicing are proposed.
Timber harvest (3,400 acres), prescribed burning (2,000 acres); prescribed burning w/ mechanical pre-treatment (1,500 acres); road management (decommissioning, etc); and recreation facilities. Forest Plan exceptions and openings greater than 40 acre
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