Projects

The Projects page shows current and proposed projects on the Bitterroot National Forest for watershed restoration, habitat improvement, recreation sites, timber sales, roads, and more. Projects on the Bitterroot National Forest follow guidelines under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This was signed into law on January 1, 1970.

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Schedule of Proposed Actions

The Schedule of Proposed Actions provides a list of proposals that will begin or are undergoing environmental analysis and documentation so that people can become aware of and indicate their interest in specific proposals. The Forest publishes a Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) four times a year: January, April, July and October. To view the current and past SOPAs, visit the Forest Service SOPA page for the Bitterroot National Forest.

Appeal Responses

Responses Issued after October 1, 2006

Responses Issued before October 1, 2006

Objection Responses

To view objection responses for the Bitterroot National Forest please visit the Forest Service Appeal Response page.

Other Projects

Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Dams

Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Invasive Plants EIS

2003 Bitterroot National Forest Noxious Weeds FEIS

Bitterroot National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

Developing Proposal

  • Bitterroot Front

    This project aims to increase forest resiliency by addressing insect and disease risks, reducing risk of high severity wildfire, maintaining/improving wildlife habitat and watershed conditions, as well as maintaining/improving recreation and roads.

Under Analysis

  • East Fork Fishing Access Site Project

    This project would use boulders to create a parking area and prevent unauthorized, motorized access to a user-created route that is currently causing damage to a wetland along the East Fork Bitterroot River.

  • Eastside Forest & Habitat Improvement Project

    Project proposes to use a mix of prescribed fire and pre-commercial thinning to address forest health and wildlife habitat improvement needs.

  • Forest Plan Amendment - Elk, Old Growth, Coarse Woody Debris and Snag Forest Plan Components

    The Bitterroot National Forest is evaluating the need to conduct programmatic amendments for elk, old growth, coarse woody debris and snag components under the 1987 Forest Plan.

  • Gold Butterfly

    Project to harvest, thin, and prescribe burn forest stands to improve resilience to insects, disease, and wildfire and restore the fire return intervals. Move trailheads and manage roads to improve stream conditions.

  • Gold Butterfly Project - Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

    This SEIS for the Gold Butterfly Project will analyze a project-specific forest plan amendment related to management of old growth within the project area.

  • Mud Creek Vegetation Management Project

    Project purpose is to design and implement a suitable transportation system and to improve landscape resilience to disturbances, such as insects, diseases, and fire.

  • Nez Perce National Historic Trail Visitor Use Capacity Analysis

    This analysis identifies the visitor use capacity on National Forest System lands only, on the Nez Perce National Historic Trail to assist in the protection and management of trail resources.

  • Rombo Campground Repairs and Shoreline Stabilization

    The purpose of this project is to address the health and safety concerns associated with outdated potable water system, insufficient septic, and to prevent further erosion along the bank of the West Fork of the Bitterroot River at Rombo Campground.

Analysis Completed

  • Schultz Saddle Prescribed Burn

    The Schultz Saddle Rx is approx. 6,300 acres within the 2000 Valley Complex fire. The intent of this burn would be to clean up the fuels, open corridors for winter range, rejuvenate the elk habitat and improve a grazing allotment conditions.

Cancelled

  • Cold Spring Hill ATV Trail

    This project would construct 5 new connector trails (approximately 0.70 miles total)while also converting existing closed FS Roads to trail status. The trail would be constructed to Trail Class 3 with 60" tread width.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.