Forest Planning

Some documents or maps found within these Plans are very large and may take extra time to upload. If you are having difficulty with any component, and require a copy of one of those documents or maps, please contact the Helena National Forest Supervisor's Office for a hard copy.

Helena-Lewis &  Clark Forest Plan Revision

The Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests have begun revising their Forest Plan. This section provides information on the Forest planning process and how you can learn more and become involved.


Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Forest Plan Amendments

The Forest Service, as part of the Flathead National Forest's forest plan revision process, has signed and finalized forest plan amendments to incorporate habitat management direction for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem (NCDE) Grizzly Bear population across the NCDE, including the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai and Lolo National Forests. The amendments incorporate relevant direction from the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy to support a recovered grizzly bear population within the NCDE. These amendments became effective with the publication of notice of approval in the Federal Register on December 27, 2018. Follow the link to the Flathead National Forest's website to read more details about and the actual NCDE Grizzly Bear Forest Plan Amendments.


The Forest Plans

Disclaimer: These documents are being provided for the convenience of the public; however, not all may be readable with screen readers.  If you require a hard copy of these documents, please visit one of the Forest offices.

Helena National Forest Plan

Forest Plan and Amendments

Helena Annual Monitoring Reports

Lewis and Clark National Forest Plan

Forest Plan and Amendments

Forest Plan Final EIS and Record of Decision (ROD)

Lewis and Clark Annual Monitoring Reports

Other Forest Analyses

Tenmile Ecosystem Watershed Analysis

Upper Blackfoot Mining Complex Cercla/Mike Horse Site

Roads Analysis Report

On January 12, 2001, the Forest Service published final rules for National Forest Road System Management revising regulations concerning the management, use, and maintenance of the National Forest Transportation System. In 2001 the Helena National Forest initiated a roads analysis of forest system roads based on the process outlined in the USDA Forest Service Washington Office FS-643, Roads Analysis: Informing Decisions About Managing the National Forest Transportation System. The final roads analysis report was completed in late 2004 and is available for review (see links below).

North Belts Travel Plan - SIR

Elkhorn Travel Management Plan - SIR

Landscape and Watershed Assessments