Welcome to the Custer Gallatin Project page. Projects listed on this page are in different stages of analyses.
Each project includes a brief description of the project, contact information, and access to available on-line project documents.
Once a decision has been made please visit the analysis completed or project archive.
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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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Create and maintain linear fuel breaks along existing roads and trails in the Goose Creek area, which is about 10 miles southeast of Bozeman.
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, proposes an expansion of their surface facilities to include a new Tailings Storage Facility and new Waste Rock Storage Facility with associated infrastructure.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.
Alerts & Warnings
- Closures on Sourdough Canyon and Leverich Canyon Trails Begin Nov.16th
- Pryor Caves Seasonal Area Closure
- Beartooth Ranger District Road and Trail Closures 01-11-82-23-05
- East Rosebud Road 2177 and East Rosebud Trail 15_Closure 01-11-82-23-03
- 01-11-04-23-03 Yellowstone Ranger District Camping Area Closure
- Road 478 Closure (South Fork Madison Road) 01-11-07-23-01
- Woody Creek Road Closure
- Hyalite Target Shooting Closure
- Road #3089, Closure, Sioux Ranger District
- McConnell Fishing Access and Beattie Gulch Area Shooting Closures
- Hyalite Drainage Proposed Permanent Recreational Target Shooting Restriction