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.

Custer Gallatin National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Developing Proposal

  • 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.

  • 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.

Under Analysis

  • 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

  • Mittelstaedt Private Property Access Request

    Request for motorized access to private property adjacent to Hebgen Lake in T. 12 S., R. 5 E., Sec. 18, approximately 425' x 40'. Road would be improved into gravel surface for year-round vehicular travel.

  • 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.

Analysis Completed

  • Ash Creek Restoration and Resiliency Project

    Restore and improve resiliency in forested and non-forested ecosystems within the Ash Creek Fire and other fires that have occurred within the last 25 to 30 years from Highway 212 to the northern most boundary of the Ashland Ranger District.

  • Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision

    The Custer Gallatin National Forest is undergoing Forest Plan Revision. The Forest Plan is a comprehensive overarching document that guides forest management, use, and protection providing broad direction, standards and guidelines for years to come.

  • East Paradise Allotment Management Plan

    This is to study six open grazing allotments and determine if reauthorization of grazing is warranted

  • Greater Red Lodge Vegetation and Habitat Management Project

    Fuels reduction within the wildland urban interface (WUI). Increase the diversity of vegetation, including aspen and deciduous riparian species. Manage for resilient conditions in face of large disturbance events.

  • Project Telephone Fiber line installation

    Project Telephone proposes to install fiber line both where an existing right-of-way(ROW) is authorized and in new ROW adjacent to Highway 419 near Nye, MT. New ROW would be total of 4,832' x 20'(2.2 acres). If approved, permit would be amended.

  • Upper Hyalite Road and Recreation Enhancement Projects

    Maintenance and reconstruction of Hyalite Canyon Road #62, Hyalite Canyon South Road #620, East Fork Hyalite Road #6280, and recreation enhancements such as campground road improvements, additional parking, and paving of some trailheads.

Project Archive

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