Projects on the Forest Managed by Other Units
Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones
The programmatic Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) supplements the 2002 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Forest Plan Amendments for Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.b It proposes to change the Kootenai, Lolo, and Idaho Panhandle National Forests Land and Resource Management Plans (Forest Plans) by amending the objectives, standards, and guidelines that address grizzly bear management within these two Recovery Zones. The FSEIS and ROD are expected to be released in the summer of 2011.
Lolo National Forest All Units
Center Horse Landscape Restoration Project
Collaboratively developed integrated ecosystem management including restoration of fire adapted ecosystems, soil productivity, watersheds and aquatic habitat, and management of recreation opportunities and motor vehicle access.
Dry Gulch Access Road 9961
Seasonal road access for the Estate of Earl M. Pruyn along approx. 9 miles of Forest Road #9961. Includes provision for seasonal access (April - November) to 1,040 acres of private land in the Black Mtn Area west of Missoula.
Yellowstone Pipe Line Pipe Abandonment
Removal of and/or abandonment-in-place of approximately 9,693 feet of out-of-service pipeline located on three separate sites within Missoula and Sanders Counties on the Missoula and Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger Districts
Missoula Ranger District
Marshall Woods Restoration Project
Integrated resource management including vegetation and watershed restoration, fuels reduction, public education, and recreation enhancements near the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area.
Application by Missoula Electric Cooperative to bury 2.25 miles of existing overhead power lines and replace one utility pole on National Forest System Lands near U.S. Highway 12 in the Lolo Creek Drainage.
Sapphire Crest Trail
Trail construction and reconstruction to connect existing trail segments, creating a 100-mile long non-motorized trail across the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Beaverhead National Forests on the Sapphire Divide.
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.
Ninemile Ranger District
The Lolo Post Burn EIS decision was not upheld in court. This project would issue a new decision to complete restoration activities originally analyzed in the EIS.Timber harvest is not proposed, only road stabilization, storage, and decommissioning
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.
Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District
Integrated landscape management including forest vegetation restoration, wildlife habitat and watershed improvements, and recreation enhancements within the Clear Creek drainage.
Seeley Lake 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.
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.
Superior Ranger District
Integrated forest resource project that includes vegetation management, big game winter range maintenance, watershed improvements, fuels reduction, and recreation enhancements within the 69,000-acre project area located north and west of St. Regis
Integrated forest restoration developed through collaboration with the public. Includes forest vegetation restoration, watershed restoration activities, fuels reduction, and recreation enhancements within the Cedar and Thompson Creek drainages, located southwest of Superior, Montana.
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.
Summer Trails Motorized Management
Motorized recreation management including development and authorization of trails and roads for All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use, and closure and restoration of areas damaged by unauthorized Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.