Land & Resources Management

Crews going over POW on IronmaskLand and Resource Management personnel work to reduce fire hazards and insect attacks as well as improve tree growth, diversity, range conditions and wildlife habitats throughout the forest. These projects include tree thinning, prescribed burning, invasive plant treatments, and a variety of other scientific approaches.

The activities listed in this section as well as others are moving the agency forward in its mission, "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's Forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations." As we move forward, we have a tremendous opportunity to apply what we have learned over the last century of natural resource management. We will build on our successes to improve our natural resource and public service mission and to ensure that our nation's public lands remain the best in the world.

Planning: This area includes the Helena National Forest Plan and Monitoring Reports as well as other Forest Analyses.

Projects: Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and result in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which subject to an administrative appeals process, and ultimately is implemented on the ground.

Resources Management: Specific areas of managment are detailed including Wildlife, Vegetation, Watershed, and Minerals and Geology.  The Elkhorn Management Unit an example of wildlife resource management.

Highlights

  • North Elkhorn Restoration Project

    The goals of this project are to reduce resource damage and unsafe activities occurring along roadways and trailheads in the North Elkhorns Mountains