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Legacy Roads and Trails


What we do

The Legacy Roads and Trails Remediation Program supports our mission by restoring, protecting, and maintaining crucial watersheds on our national forests and grasslands. This is accomplished by restoring fish and aquatic organism passage, improving road and trail resiliency, preserving access, and decommissioning unneeded roads as determined by transportation planning. Protecting threatened, endangered, and sensitive species, and community water sources are among the top priorities for projects that improve and maintain access.  Emergency operations that rely upon evacuation routes during wildfires, floods or other natural disasters also benefit from this program. 

Why we do it

The Forest Service is directly responsible for more than 160,000 miles of trails, 6,700 road and 7,200 trail bridges, and 370,000 miles of roads in a variety of ecological settings in landscapes ranging from alpine highlands to tropical rain forests. Roads and trails in need of repair deteriorate and discharge sediment into streams that could contaminate water, block stream flow and cause irreparable harm to aquatic fish species. Road and trail Improvements increase ecological and resources connectivity and improves overall watershed condition while protecting infrastructure to better withstand flooding and other natural disasters. Projects will focus on the following goals:

  • Increase work on roads and trails that improve water quality, restore aquatic organism passages, and maintain forest access;
  • Address climate change adaptation by improving road crossings and drainage infrastructure and trail design to withstand new weather patterns;
  • Improve resiliency by relocating roads and trails out of areas prone to flooding considering new foreseeable weather patterns;
  • Partner with public and private sector entities, and work across boundaries with States, Tribes, local communities, private landowners, and other federal agencies to leverage diverse capacities and build broad public and community support for the work at the scale necessary to make a difference; 
  • Work with partners to identify risks to critical infrastructure, social, cultural, and economic values, and incorporate indigenous and traditional ecological knowledge to inform shared priorities and project design.

How we do it

Legacy Road and Trails funding is for work on national forests and grasslands managed by the Forest Service. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provided the funding for the 2022 fiscal year selected projects. Some projects are accomplished through the work of our employees while many more projects are made possible with partners or contracts.

While the current Legacy Road and Trail Remediation Program seems new to some, the Forest Service has been providing stewardship and oversight of these program priorities through prior year Legacy Road and Trail Programs, expansive partnerships, regular annual appropriations, highway bill funding, and other legislation such as the Great American Outdoors Act. The current Legacy Road and Trails Remediation program amplifies the agency’s ability to address high priority needs to protect our crucial water resources and environment.

 

Press Release: Biden-Harris Administration invests $65M from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law in clean water, roads, trails improvement

FY2022 Projects

 

Chugach National Forest
  • Russian River Campground Phase 2 Retaining Wall Replacement: Replacement of failing retaining wall and gabion basket structure impacting national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat , improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Portgage Curve Multimodal Connector Trail Crossing Replacement: Construction of aquatic organism passage improvements on a national forest system trail. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
Tongass National Forest
  • Fiscal Year 2022 Aquatic Organism Passage Design Contract: Design of aquatic organism passages at priority stream crossings. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Back Loop Road Reconditioning and Aquatic Organism: Passage structures on 3000 Hatchery Road Improvements to national forest system road including spot surfacing and culvert removal and replacement. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Staney Creek Remediation: Construction of two aquatic organism passages on a national forest system road. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including coho salmon, cutthroat trout, and Dolly Varden, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Old Franks Creek Remediation: Construction of two aquatic organism passages on a national forest system road. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including cutthroat trout, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Coronado National Forest

NFSR 42/Pinery Drainage Structure Replacement: Road improvement including installation of culverts. Project will reduce sediment transport, improve road resilience, restore fish and aquatic species habitat and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Coconino National Forest
  • Oak Creek Canyon Road & Trail Decommissioning: Decommissioning of 11 miles of unauthorized user‐created roads and trails, installation of trail delineation features, seeding of disturbed areas, and gate installation to manage administrative use in the area. Project will improve drainage, harden erosive soils to reduce sedimentation, enhance approximately 10 miles of stream habitat, restore approximately 1.1 acres of riparian habitat, and improve water quality of Oak Creek (water supply to Sedona, and Village of Oak Creek).
  • Museum Fire and MEDL Trail Improvements: Relocation of approximately 4.5 miles of trail and decommissioning of user‐created trails. Project will increase trail resilience, reduce erosion, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Tahoe National Forest

Twin Culverts Aquatic Organism Passage: Replacement of undersized culverts with a new bridge. Project will restore fish habitat, provide aquatic organism passage, and improve road resilience.

Modoc National Forest

Modoc Forest-wide: Bridge and Aquatic Organism Passage: Maintenance and repair Improvements to 13 road bridges and associated approaches including paved approaches. Project will improve road resilience, reduce erosion and sedimentation impacts to streams, improve aquatic organism passage, restore fish and aquatic species habitat and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Sierra National Forest

Duff Creek Aquatic Organism Passage: Replacement of existing undersized culvert with bottomless arch culvert. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, allow aquatic organism passage (AOP), and improve road resilience.

San Bernardino National Forest
  • Hixon‐Bautista Trail Crossing 2e43: Design and construction of stream crossing. Project will improve trail resilience, restore habitat for aquatic species including the endangered arroyo toad (Bufo californicus), improve water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • North Big Bear Restoration Road Decommissioning: Decommissioning of previously closed system roads with hydrological, wildlife and botanical resource impacts. Project supports the North Big Bear Restoration project and will improve water quality.

Arapaho-Roosevelt National Forests
  • Mizpah Campground Aquatic Organism Passage: Construction of AOP to access Mizpah campground. Project will protect water quality and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Corral Creek Hybrid Aquatic Organism Passage: Replacement of an undersized culvert with construction of AOP that will facilitate fish passage above Corral Creek into the Long Draw Reservoir area. Project will improve water quality, restore habitat for greenback cutthroat trout, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Pike and San Isabel National Forests
  • Bear Creek Unauthorized Trail Decommissioning: Decommission 11 miles of unauthorized trails. Project will improve water quality and restore habitat for greenback cutthroat trout.
  • Leadville Unauthorized Road Decommissioning: Decommission approximately 8 miles of unauthorized user‐create routes associated with dispersed camping at Turquoise Lake dam, Twin Lakes dam, and along Clear Creek. Project will improve water quality.
  • Buffalo Creek Bridge (#543‐5.3) Replacement: Construction of bridge to replace the existing bridge to allow for full bank to bank stream width and convey 100‐year storm flows. Project will improve water quality and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
San Juan National Forest

Hermosa Aquatic Organism Passage: Construction of an AOP that will remove a low water crossing on the road. Project will maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

White River National Forest
  • Red Sandstone Road‐Stream Crossings: Replacement of nine undersized and aging culverts for flood resilience, habitat connectivity, and to maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Aquatic Organism Passage and Flood Resiliency: Replacement of three culverts with AOPs for flood resilience, to improve aquatic passage, and to maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Wearyman Watershed Improvement Project: Road improvements include analysis, design & implementation to hydraulically separate the road and stream, improve stream and riparian function, and reduce/eliminate erosion and sedimentation. Project will improve water quality, restore habitat for greenback cutthroat trout, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
  • Towns Creek OHV Trail: Improvement of a national forest system trail. Project will improve trail resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Cooper Creek (also known as Mulky Creek Duncan Ridge): Replacement of undersized culvert. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters

Caribou-Targhee National Forest
  • East Mill Creek: Road improvements including hardened surfacing and improvement of a fish passage. Project will improve road resilience, maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters, and improve habitat for fish and aquatic species including Yellowstone cutthroat.
  • East Creek Bridge Replacement and Stream Improvements: Replacement of an undersized road bridge. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Lower Well Canyon Road Realignment: Reroute a national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
Idaho Panhandle National Forest

Grouse Creek Road Re‐Route NFSR 280: Relocation of a frequently flooded section of a National Forest System Road (NFSR) out of a floodplain and restoration of stream channel and banks. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
  • Lunch AOP Culvert Replacements: Replacement of three culverts that restrict fish passage with AOP structures. Project will restore fish passage, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • O’Hara Creek Culvert Replacements: Replacement of undersized culverts that are currently restricting upstream fish passage. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Payette National Forest
  • Boulder Creek Bridge: Replacement of bridge on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access for adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Profile Creek Bridge: Replacement of undersized culvert with a bridge. Project will restore habitat for fish species including bull trout, chinook salmon, and steelhead; improve road resilience, maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Survey and Design Monumental AOPs: Survey and design for aquatic organism passages (AOPs). Project provides preliminary work required for construction of AOPs that will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including bull trout, chinook salmon, and steelhead, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
Salmon-Challis National Forest

Bear Creek Stream and Riparian Restoration Project: Road realignment, drainage improvements, and construction of a stream crossing to accommodate fish passage. Project will improve road resilience, maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters, and restore fish and aquatic species habitat.

Shawnee National Forest

Kinkaid Lake Trail Remediation: Relocation and improvements to national forest system trail. This project will improve trail resilience and water quality, restore fish and aquatic species habitat and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Hoosier National Forest
  • Hoosier Youngs Creek Trail 1 Hardening: National Forest system trail improvements including surface and drainage stabilization. Project will improve trail resilience and water quality within a municipal watershed.
  • Hoosier Buck Creek Aquatic Organism Passage: Replacement of low‐water crossing with a prefabricated bridge on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Daniel Boone National Forest

Lick Branch AOP Project Replacement of undersized culverts with aquatic organism passage: Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species and improve road resilience.

Kisatchie National Forest

Livingston Trail: Relocation and improvements to national forest system trail. Project will improve trail resilience and water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Huron Manistee National Forest

Woody Creek AOP: Replacement of undersized culvert that impedes aquatic organism passage on national forest system road. Project will improve connectivity and restore habitat for fish and aquatic species, reduce sedimentation, improve road resilience, and maintain future access for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Ottawa National Forest

Ottawa FR 1100 Culvert Replacement at Leveque for Aquatic Organism Passage: Replacement of undersized culvert with new structure on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Chippewa National Forest

Wabana Impoundment Decommission: Decommission unauthorized road and associated earthen dam no longer in operation. Project will restore hydrologic connectivity on a tributary to the Mississippi River and restore fish and aquatic species habitat.

Superior National Forest
  • FR 912-.1 Little Isabella River Culvert Replacement: Replacement of undersized and failing culverts with concrete box culvert on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Harmon Sever Bridge @ Milepost 1.4140 Replacement: Replacement of undersized bridge with new structure on national forest system trail. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Noname Creek Bridge @ Milepost 10.5550 Replacement: Replacement of undersized bridge with new structure on national forest system trail. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Spruce Creek Bridge @ Milepost 15.2130 Replacement: Replacement of undersized bridge with new structure on national forest system trail. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters./li>
  • Pincushion Mountain Loop Bridge #2 @ Milepost 2.142 Replacement: Replacement of undersized bridge on national forest system trail. Project will improve resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Pincushion Mountain Loop Bridge #6 @ Milepost 0.5440 Replacement: Replacement of undersized bridge on national forest system trail. Project will improve resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Mark Twain National Forest

FR 215‐259 Reconstruction: National Forest System road improvements including drainage features and surfacing. Project will reduce erosion, improve road resilience and water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
  • Warm Springs Creek Road 170 AOP Construction: Replacement of an undersized box culvert that is a partial barrier to fish passage. Project will restore access to approximately 10 miles of upstream habitat for bull trout, a threatened and endangered species, and westslope cutthroat trout, a sensitive species; and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Little Gold Creek Road 85 AOP Construction: Replacement of a culvert that will allow aquatic organism passage. Project will restore upstream habitat for bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Mooney Creek Road 919 AOP Construction: Replacement of undersized culvert that is currently a partial barrier to upstream fish passage. Project will restore fish habitat for westslope cutthroat trout, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters
  • Ramshorn Creek Road 159 AOP Survey and Design: Replacement of undersized culvert that is currently a barrier to upstream fish passage. Project will restore approximately three miles of upstream habitat and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Bitterroot National Forest

Johnson Creek AOP NFSR 5685 Milepost 1.1: Removal of an existing fish passage barrier and road re‐route. Project will restore over a mile of bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout spawning habitat, over three miles of perennial stream, and increase flow capacity to improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Custer Gallatin National Forest
  • Red Lodge Creek AOP NFSR 2141 Milepost 4.5: Replacement of undersized culvert that currently impedes aquatic organism passage. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including Yellowstone cutthroat trout, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Jackson Willow Creek Road Resiliency NFSR 977 and 6600: Road improvements including resurfacing, and culvert and other drainage feature installation. The project will improve road resilience, reduce sedimentation in adjacent stream and tributaries, maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest
  • Jefferson Creek Road (NFSR 3328 Milepost 6.29 & 6.76) and Upper Little Willow Creek (NFSR AOPs (3) Implementation: Replacement of three undersized culverts with AOP structures. Project will restore fish passage and habitat for fish and aquatic species, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Horsefly Road Obliteration and Trail Conversion Decommissioning of 17 miles of closed road and conversion of three miles of road to trail.
  • Clemmer Gulch (2) AOPs (NFSR 495 Milepost 4.7 & 5.4): Survey and Design: Replacement of three undersized culverts with aquatic organism passages structures. Project would restore fish and aquatic species habitat, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Kootenai National Forest
  • Boulder Creek Culvert Replacement NFSR 860 and Skid Creek Culvert Replacement NFSR 7959: Replacement of washed‐out culverts and drainage improvements. Project will restore fish passage, protect water quality, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • West Fork Fire Road & Trail Stabilization: Stabilization of road, road surfacing, construction of trail drainage structures, and replacement of undersized culverts. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including bull trout, improve road and trail resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Lolo National Forest
  • Dry Cottonwood AOP NFSR 17664 Milepost 0.5: Construction of bottomless arch for aquatic organism passage (AOP) at a creek crossing. Project will restore 2.5 miles of fish habitat, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Albert Creek AOP NFSR 453 Milepost 5.0: Construction of an AOP structure at a creek crossing. Project will restore four miles of fish habitat, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Upper Lolo Culvert Upgrades: Replacement of 18 NFSR culverts. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Lower Theriault AOP NFSR Milepost 0.2: Construction of bottomless arch aquatic organism passage (AOP) at a creek crossing. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Oregon Gulch AOP NFSR Milepost 20.3: Construction of aquatic organism passage. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Flathead National Forest
  • Good Creek AOP NFSR 9528 Milepost 1.12 and Sunset Creek AOP NFSR 9658 Milepost 1.15: Replacement of existing culverts with AOP structures. Project will restore fish passage and habitat for fish and aquatic species, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Bunyan Lake AOP NFSR 9552 Milepost 0.11: Replacement of a culvert that is currently a barrier to upstream fish passage with an AOP. Project will restore upstream habitat for westslope cutthroat trout, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Decommission Unauthorized Roads and Trails: Decommissioning of user‐created roads and trails. Project will reduce sediments and improve bull trout critical habitat.
  • South & Middle Fork of Flathead River Trail Relocation and Improvement: Relocation of trail sections and installation of trail stabilization improvements. Project will improve trail resilience and water quality in bull trout and westlope cutthroat trout habitat.
  • Good Creek NFSR 60A Milepost 0.21 and Hand Creek NFSR 538 Milepost 8.31 Bridge Replacements S&D: Road improvements including surfacing, drainage feature construction and replacement of deficient and undersized bridges. Project will improve road resilience, improve habitat for fish including bull trout, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters

White Mountain National Forest
  • Bog Dam 5‐C Road Bridge Construction: Replacement of undersized culvert with a bridge on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • White Mountain Corridor 11 (Kilkenny SNOMO) Maintenance/Reroute: Relocation of approximately five miles of national forest system trail.   Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, and improve trail resilience and water quality.

Cibola National Forest
  • NFSR 225 Drainage Stabilization and Sedimentation Control: Road improvements including concrete low water crossings, erosion control and bank stabilization, culvert replacements, road resurfacing, ditch repair, and installation of riprap and gabion baskets. Project will improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Mills and Mesteno Canyon Drainage Improvements: Road improvements including surface and drainage stabilization to reduce erosion and sedimentation. Project will improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
Gila National Forest

NFSR 233/Tularosa River AOP: Replacement of deficient river crossing that is currently a migration barrier with an aquatic organism passage. The project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including the loach minnow and Chiricahua leopard frog, improve road resilience and water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Santa Fe National Forest

NFSR 7 Drainage Restoration: Replacement of undersized culverts and installation of erosion control measures. Project will address ongoing erosion and sedimentation issues, improve road resilience, restore fish and aquatic species habitat, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Roads Restoration Xfire: Road improvements including drainage features and best management practices (BMPs) to reduce sediment. Project will restore access, improve road resilience, protect water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

National Forests in North Carolina
  • Catawba Trail Phase 1B (Stairs, boardwalk, stair tower): Decommissioning of user‐created trails and improvement of national forest system trail. Project will improve trail resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • ALARKA project with Trout Unlimited: Replacement of undersized culverts with aquatic organism passage. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including Southern Appalachian brook trout, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters. 

North Dakota Prairie Grasslands Forest

Horse Creek Culvert Replacement NFSR 779‐1 Milepost 1.6: Replacement of undersized culvert with AOP structure. Project will restore fish passage and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Wayne National Forest

Kitchen Run‐Monday Creek Subwatershed Essential Project #8 ‐ Unauthorized OHV Route Rehabilitation Part 1: Decommissioning unauthorized roads and trails. Project will improve water quality and restore habitat of threatened, endangered and sensitive wildlife species including Indiana Bat and Northern Long‐Eared Bat, Little Brown Bat and Tricolored Bat, and Cerulean Warbler.

Cherokee National Forest

Sina Branch Milepost 3.8 (#704): Replacement of undersized culvert with new structure. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Allegheny National Forest

FR 154 Farnsworth Bridge Design and Construction: Replacement of undersized and deficient bridge on national forest system road. Project will improve water quality and road resilience, and maintain future access for adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

National Forests in Texas

Sam Houston Multiple use trail: Relocation of national forest system trail. Project will improve trail resilience and water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Francis Marion-Sumter National Forests
  • TRL‐081201 Buncombe Horse Trail Deferred Maintenance: Relocation of approximately 12 miles of national forest system trail. Project will improve trail resilience, restore fish and aquatic species habitat, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Long Cane Road ‐ 668 (2 crossings) Milepost 0.4 and 1.2: Replacement of two stream crossings on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Black Hills National Forest

Glen Erin Culverts: Replacement of three undersized and aging culverts for flood resilience, to improve aquatic passage, and to maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Ashley National Forest
  • East Fork Trails/Trail Bridges: Reconstruction of trail bridge and trail improvements. Project will reduce erosion, improve trail resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Highline‐Outlaw Trail: Relocation of a national forest system trail. Project will improve trail resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters. 
Dixie National Forest

Indian Hollow Reroute: Reroute of national forest system road out of a floodplain. Project will restore habitat for fish including Bonneville cutthroat trout, reduce sediment in streams, improve road resilience, improve water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Boise, Payette, Sawtooth, Dixie, and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests

AOP Program: Design and construction of aquatic organism passages. Project will remove existing fish and aquatic species barriers and restore habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Fishlake National Forest
  • Meadow Creek Bridge: Replacement of bridge on national forest system road. Project will improve stream conditions and road resilience, and maintain future access for adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • North Fork Culvert: Replacement of failed culvert. Project will restore access, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters. 
Manti-Lasal National Forest
  • Roads Restoration Xfire ‐ Gyser Pass: Replacement of national forest system road drainage structures and aggregate surfacing. Project will improve road resilience, reduce sediment deposits in streams, improve water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Bridge Replacement: Replacement of national forest system trail brides. Project will maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters, improve trail resilience, and reduce sedimentation.
  • Canal Canyon Trailhead: Decommissioning of unauthorized user‐created roads. Project will improve water quality and maintain future access to adjacent areas.

Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
  • Danby Road (Forest Road 10) Aquatic Organism Passage: Replacement of two structurally deficient culverts that are barriers to aquatic organism passage on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Green Mountain National Forest Aquatic Organism Passage Culvert Replacements: Replacement of three aquatic organism passage barriers with stream simulation crossings on national forest system roads. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including brook trout, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Rogue River-Siskiyou and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests

Oregon and Washington Shared Stewardship for State Priority Aquatic Organism Passages: Design and construction of aquatic organism passages. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.

Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Snoquera Landscape Restoration and Recreation Enhancement:  Road improvements including road storm proofing and aquatic organism passage construction, and trail improvements including drainage features, tread and erosion control. Project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including chinook and steelhead and improve water quality.

Monongahela National Forest
  • Little River/FR 17 AOP (WF16): Replacement of stream crossing on national forest system road. This project will restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including candy darter, eastern hellbender, Greenbrier River crayfish, tongue-tied minnow, New River shiner, Appalachia darter, Kanawha minnow and eastern brook trout; improve road resilience and water quality; and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Elk Run/FR 922 AOP (BMt12): Replacement of undersized culvert on national forest system road. This project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Big Run UNT/ FR 917 (BMt1 & 2): Replacement of undersized culverts that impede aquatic organism passage on national forest system road. The projects will improve connectivity and restore habitat for fish and aquatic species, improve road resilience and water quality, and maintain future access for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
  • McKenzie Creek at FR 118 Aquatic Organism Passage Stream Crossing Replacement: Replacement of undersized culvert with concrete box culvert on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Otter Creek at NFST 33312 Forest County Snowmobile Trail Bridge Installation: Replacement of undersized and failed culvert on national forest system trail. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, improve water quality and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Tributary to Fishtrap Creek at FR 164 Aquatic Organism Passage Stream Crossing Replacement: Replacement of undersized and failing culvert with concrete box culvert on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Tributary to Moose River East at FR 164 Aquatic Organism Passage Stream Crossing Replacement: Replacement of undersized and failing culvert with concrete box culvert on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Tributary to Moose River West @ FR 164 Aquatic Organism Passage Stream Crossing Replacement: Replacement of undersized culvert crossing with concrete box culvert on national forest system road. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Morgan Creek at FR 199 Bridge Rehabilitation: Improvements to existing bridge including replacement of superstructure and deck, and removal of center pier on national forest system road. Project will improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Chequamegon-Nicolet FR 199 Reconstruction: Road improvements for national forest system road that is below adjacent stream channel elevation. Project will improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

Bighorn National Forest
  • Cedar Creek and Driveway Trail Bridge Construction: Reconstruction of two trail bridges above the high-water mark will improve stream functioning and protect the bridges and adjacent trails from erosion. Project will maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Canyon Creek Road and Channel Improvements: Reconstruction/relocation of approximately 600 feet of road and construction of bridge to an area where the stream crossing is stable. Project will reduce erosion, restore habitat, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Bridger-Teton National Forest
  • Greys River Road Improvements: Road improvements including drainage features, culvert replacement, and aggregate surfacing. Project will improve road resilience, restore habitat for fish and aquatic species including snake river cutthroat trout, protect water quality, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Afton Star Trail ‐ Sustainability and Erosion Control: Reroute a national forest system trail. Project will reduce erosion, improve trail resilience, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Backcountry Trails Storm Water Management and Erosion Mitigation: Relocation of national forest system trails. Project will improve trail resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
  • Swift Creek Road Sustainability: Relocation of national forest system road. Project will improve road resilience, restore fish and aquatic species habitat and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, and firefighters.
Medicine Bow-Rout National Forests
  • North Savery Travel Management: Decommission 5 miles of road: Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat and improve water quality.
  • Middle Douglas Priority Watershed Restoration Action Plan Essential Projects: Construction of two AOPs, decommission 5 miles of previously closed roads and 5 miles of unauthorized roads, placing approximately 30 miles of road into long term storage, and relocating approximately 17 miles of motorized trail. Project will improve water quality and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
  • Whiskey Creek ‐ Little Snake Watershed Restoration Action Plan Essential Projects: Construction of AOP, approximately 10 miles each of road storage and road decommission, and 5 miles each of road‐trail conversions, road re‐routes, and unauthorized road obliteration. Project will restore fish and aquatic species habitat, improve road resilience and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.
Shoshone National Forest

Road Resilience and Sediment Reduction: Reconstruct roads and crossings to improve water and aquatic habitat. Project will improve water quality, restore habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout, and maintain future access to adjacent areas for public, contractors, permittees, or firefighters.

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