Land & Resource Management

Fall colors on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

The national forests and grasslands were established to protect the land, secure favorable waterflows, and provide a sustainable supply of goods and services. Managing the natural resources of the Nation’s forests and grasslands requires the complex integration of resource assessments, management actions, and cooperative partnerships. The agency integrates environmental, social, and economic issues and values into its management decisions and actions while accounting for future as well as present needs.
 

Northern Region 2017 Post-Fire Restoration and Response

In 2017, the residents of Montana and north Idaho underwent an intense and challenging fire season that had significant impacts on the many communities we serve. Visit this page to learn more about what the Northern Region is doing to address post-fire risks, needs and opportunities for the benefit of our forests and communities.

Forest and Grassland Planning

  • The Land and Resource Management Plan, commonly called the Forest or Grassland Plan, guides the stewardship of national forests and grasslands. Several units in the Northern Region are in the process of updating their plans and want your input. Find out how you can get involved!

Travel Management

  • Achieving a financially and ecologically sustainable road system.

Features

Blackfoot-Swan Landscape Restoration (BSLR) Project

Vista of the Blackfoot-Swan Landscape Restoration Project with the Swan Mtns. in the backgroun

The Blackfoot-Swan Landscape Restoration (BSLR) project covers approximately 1.3 million acres of the Southwest Crown of the Continent, spanning three ranger districts on three national forests: Swan Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest; Seeley Lake Ranger District of the Lolo National Forest; Lincoln Ranger District of the Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forest.

Working across administrative boundaries, the project uses a landscape-scale approach to accelerate implementation of restoration activities to improve or maintain the functions and processes characteristic of healthy, resilient ecosystems.