Integrated ecosystem management including vegetation and watershed restoration, fuels reduction, and wildlife habitat restoration.
Vegetative treatments to improve forest health and reduce fuels
Barrette Creek fuels
Hazardous fuels reduction in WUI including salvage of bark beetle caused tree mortality using improvement cutting, slashing understory ladder fuels, hand piling, and underburning. Culvert removal and storage of currently closed roads.
Barrette Creek Fuels
The Barrette Creek Fuels project proposes to reduce hazardous fuels from 2009 timber harvest and 2010 post commercial thin in units adjacent and/or near the wildland urban interface (wui) located between Bird and Fire Creek drainages.
Big Nelson and Monture Campgrounds Project
Proposal is to implement a comprehensive vegetation management plan for the two campgrounds to improve the health of the stands, address trees killed by bark beetles, and improve public safety
Butte Lookout Project EIS
Improve ecosystem function, integrity, and resilience; reduce stream sediment sources; improve fish passage, wildlife habitat and security; provide timber for harvesting, and increase wildlife habitat in mixed severity fire types.
Cedar Creek Forest Plan Amendment
The Superior RD of the Lolo NF is proposing to amend the Lolo NF Plan to include a newly acquired 204 acre parcel in the Cedar Creek drainage. The proposed action is to create Amendment #31 that would establish the Cedar Creek Zoological Area.
Chippy Fire Salvage
The proposed project is salvage of a portion of the timber on National Forest System lands that burned in the Chippy Creek Fire in 2007 on the Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District
Colt Summit Restoration/Fuels Project
Integrated ecosystem management under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Protection Act (CFLRP) including vegetation and watershed restoration, fuels reduction, and management for wildlife habitat.
Crazy-Pattee Timberstand Improvement Project
Improvement of forest stand health on approximately 130 acres in the Crazy Canyon drainage and 42 acres in the Pattee Picnic Area. Treatments would include the removal of dead and dying trees affected by the mountain pine beetle and dwarf mistletoe.
Project proposes to improve highway safety; maintain/improve forest health; provide for public safety and sanitation at dispersed recreation sites; improve big game winter range; and enhance watershed health.
DNRC land exchange
Lolo NF - Montana State DNRC land exchange
State wants to trade isolated, scattered school trust lands surrounded by NFS lands; FS would consolidate ownership, acquire access, riparian, roadless & recreation lands & big game winter range.
Drew Creek Snowmobile Trail Re-Route
This project would re-route the groomed snowmobile trail to avoid two stream crossings that have undersized culverts. Trail would be mostly clearing a route that a 9-foot groomer can travel through; but will not have tread for summer use.
The project proposes commercial timber harvest in 16 units totaling approximately 235 acres and approximately 265 acres of mixed severity prescribed burn. No permanent roads will be constructed; less than 0.5 miles of temporary road will be needed.
Grant Creek fuels
Fuels reduction project inside WUI, including both commercial (timber sale) and non-commercial fuel treatments
Lee Creek Campground - Existing Powerline Replacement
The existing electrical line to the campground pumphouse and the host area is deteriorating and needs to be replaced. The replacement line will connect to the main electrical line located across Highway 12 at the entrance to Lee Creek Campground.
Vegetation treatment to reduce future tree losses from root disease and improve resilience to insect infestation on 131 acres of National Forest System land located within the wildland urban interface, adjacent to private property and residences.
Little Quartz Fuels Reduction
Fuels reduction in the wildland urban interface (directly adjacent to private property) through noncommercial thinning to reduce ladder fuels and heavy fuel loadings on 10 acres. All activities will be accomplished by hand. No mechanized equipment.
Lolo NF Forestwide Integrated Weed Management Analysis
Manage weeds on entire forest, using integrated weed management approach, including aerial application of herbicides. Analyze representative site types, develop priority screening criteria & standardize resource protection methods.
Lookout Ski Beetle
Vegetation management at Lookout Pass Ski Area administrative site. Salvage of dead and beetle-infested lodgepole pine trees. Approx. 129 acres of harvest treatment, 0.5 mile of temp road construction and obliteration.
Mattie V Creek Mine Reclamation Project
Improve channel morphology, floodplain connectivity, and fish passage at the Mattie V Creek Mine through channel reconstruction and cut and fill activities.
Quartz-Haugan Precommercial Thinning Project
Precommercial thinning of about 235 stands that range in size from one to 130 acres, located across the Superior Ranger District. This project covers an approximate total of 4390 acres.
Rennic Stark Project
Integrated landscape management treatments designed to improve forest health, reduce hazardous fuels near communities, improve fish and wildlife connectivity, maintain water quality, and provide and maintain forest industry infrastructure.
Rim Rock 1
Mining of placer terrace deposits using hand tools. Process excavated material using a trommel. Process water from trommel discharged to a settling pond; solid wastes used to backfill excavations and depressions on site.
Rock Creek Fuels
Reduce hazardous fuels, burn understory, control noxious weeds, maintain roads, develop a gravel pit & replace culverts
Route of the Olympian
Motorized and non-motorized recreation and travel management on approximately 30 miles of abandoned railroad grades (Milwaukee and Northern Pacific) between Taft and St. Regis, Montana.
Section 31 Trail Project
Consider 3.1 miles of new trail construction and 6 miles of recontouring or narrowing of old nonmotorized roadbeds used as nonmotorized trails
Seeley Lake Campgrounds Project
Improve public safety by removing dead and dying trees, and trees at high risk of beetle infestation in the Big Larch, Seeley Lake and River Point Campgrounds and along their access roads
Seeley Lake Fuels
Reduce fire hazard from fuels on National Forest land in the highway corridor and around recreational sites and private lands
Snowbowl Zipline Project
Construction of a 600' trail within the Snowbowl ski area permit boundary to allow public and maintenance access to ziplines located on Snowbowl's private lands.
South Fork of Fish Creek
Vegetative treatment proposal to reduce fuels and improve forest health in the South Fork of Fish Creek, while also improving water quality and aquatic habitat and enhancing recreation opportunities and facilities in the area.
Reduce understory ladder fuels, which would reduce the threat of crown fire in the overstory and reduce ground fire intensity, by thinning 84 acres, hand-piling 25 acres, and underburning
St. Regis South Hazardous Fuels Reduction
Project would reduce hazardous fuels on approximately 1211 acres of National Forest System lands adjacent to the town of St. Regis, Montana. Methods would include prescribed fire only, commercial and pre-commercial thinning, and slashing and piling.
Swan Face Prescribed Burn
The Swan Face prescribed burn project is proposed to restore the role of fire and enhance the forest ecosystem processes on 2471 acres located at the headwaters of the Clearwater on the Seeley Lake Ranger District.
T & L #2 Placer Reserve Definition
Up to three test holes would be dug with a rubber-tired backhoe at an unvegetated area in a disperesed campsite. Samples would be processed using gold pans. Process water would be discharged to a test hole.
Upper Madison Fuels Project
Restore stand to a historically ponderosa pine component by thinning under-story Douglas fir. Implement thinning and prescribed under-burning to reduce fuels concentrations. Project will combine fuels efforts with the Petty Rock Timber Sale
Upper Ninemile Placer Mine Reclamation
Reclamation of abandoned placer mines including restoration of stream channels and fish habitat along Upper Ninemile, Sawpit, Martina, and Twin Creeks.
Westside Roadside Timber Salvage
Commercial and Personal use treatment of approximately 95 acres of dead and dying timber within 150 feet of road shoulder along portions of Forest Service Roads 4349, 2190, and 2192
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