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  • East Rose Bud

    Construction equipment, a temporary bridge on the forest.

    The East Rosebud Road has undergone emergency repairs to restore access to the trailhead and surrounding area after it was heavily impacted by the June 2022 flooding event. Groundwork began in October of 2022 following the June 2022 flooding event.

Custer Gallatin National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Developing Proposal

  • Cooke City Fuels and Forest Health Project

    Reduce the fire intensity risk within the wildland urban interface surrounding Cooke City and Silver Gate. While also increasing forest resiliency to insect and disease infestation.

  • Little Rocky/Fishtail Grazing Allotments

    Analysis of Little Rocky and Fishtail allotments identified for planning purposes as a priority consistent with the criteria at 43 U.S.C. 1752(i).

  • Mid Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber Installation

    Installation of fiber optic line in existing right-of-way (2.13 acres) and new proposed right-of-way (4.19 acres). Methods will include direct burial, with common plowing, trenching and boring construction techniques.

  • NRCS Snotel installation at East Fork Mill Creek, Yellowstone Ranger District.

    This request is to install a standard SNOTEL facility, consisting of a total 1,500' footprint. Facilities include 4'x 4 shelter, 2 vertical towers, 1 12" diameter precipication gage; 1 10' diameter snow pillow.

Under Analysis

  • East Crazy Inspiration Divide Land Exchange

    Land exchange between federal and non-federal lands in the Crazy Mountains west of Melville, MT and the Madison Range south of Big Sky, MT. Also includes trail construction and trailhead improvements.

  • Goose Creek Fuel Breaks

    Create and maintain linear fuel breaks along existing roads and trails in the Goose Creek area, which is about 10 miles southeast of Bozeman.

  • Red Lodge Mountain Fuels Project

    Reduce wildfire behavior and provide a safer environment to conduct wildfire suppression. Treat 2,100 acres through commercial harvest, small tree treatments such as cutting/piling, prescribed fire, with 5 mi temp road construction/decommissioning.

  • Stillwater Mining Company, East Boulder Mine Amendment 004 Expansion EIS

    Stillwater Mining Company - East Boulder Mine, proposes an expansion of their surface facilities to include a new Tailings Storage Facility and new Waste Rock Storage Facility with associated infrastructure.

Analysis Completed

  • Buffalo Creek Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (YCT) Conservation Project

    Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP), Custer Gallatin National Forest (CGNF) are jointly proposing to restore native Yellowstone cutthroat trout to the Buffalo Creek drainage in the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness

  • South Otter Landscape Restoration and Resilience Project

    The proposed project is to help restore and maintain the structure, function, composition and ecological connectivity of the forest landscape in order to increase resiliency to future natural disturbance events like wildfire, insects, and disease.

  • South Plateau Area Landscape Treatment Project

    Intermediate and regeneration harvest to reduce the risk or extent of and increase the resiliency to insect and disease infestation while providing wood products to local mills. Reduce fuels to increase fire suppression effectiveness and safety.

On Hold

  • East Rosebud Creek Wild and Scenic River (WSR) Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP)

    The project will develop a management plan and establish final boundaries to facilitate the protection and enhancement of scenery, geology, and recreation outstandingly remarkable values for the designated East Rosebud Creek Wild and Scenic River.

  • Rendezvous Nordic Ski Area Improvements

    The Forest Service proposes to implement elements of the 2022 Rendezvous Nordic Ski Area Master Development Plan. These elements include modifications to existing trails, new trail, a new building, and infrastructure creation and improvement.

Project Archive

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