Projects

Flathead 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.

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Developing Proposal

Barber Gravel Pit

A project to develop a new gravel pit near the intersection of Highway 83 and Barber Creek road.

Dayton Project

A project to improve diversity and resilience of vegetative communities to insect and disease outbreaks, and provide a mix of forest products to contribute to the local economy.

Flathead Comprehensive River Management Plan

Preparation of a river management plan for the Flathead River Wild and Scenic River system

Oettiker Creek Fuels Reduction Project

A project to reduce fuels by hand treatments on National Forest System Lands, Montana State Trustlands, and private property.

Under Analysis

Adkins Lincoln Electric Line Install

Lincoln Electric Company is requesting to bury 6,000 feet of new power line across National Forest System lands to service private lands.

Bug Creek Integrated Resource Management Project

This project will consider the following actions: Fuels reduction treatments, commercial timber sales, reclamation of roads, and installation and/or approval of existing mountain bike trails.

Chang Lincoln Electric Line Install

The Forest Service is considering a proposal from LEC to install 6,637 feet of electric line to private land.

Hornet Whitebark Pine Plantation

A project to hand thin seedling and sapling size trees and install and plant a whitebark pine tree improvement test plantation.

InterBel Fiber Optic Cable Install

Extend InterBel's existing transport network to a new interconnect point north of Kalispell and ensure continued reliability of telecommunications and broadband service for local area residents and businesses.

Lake Five Project

A project to reduce fuel loading near private property, improve diversity and resilience of vegetative communities, and provide a mix of forest products to contribute to the local economy.

Lion Lake Dam Repair

Leakage and declining integrity of the primary dam at Lion Lake was discovered. This project proposes repairing Lion Lake Dam.

Mid-Swan Landscape Restoration and Wildland Urban Interface Project

The purpose of the Mid-Swan Project is to restore and maintain terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity in light of climate change, and reduce the risk from wildfire in the WUI.

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.

Stovepipe Project

A project do reduce fuels, provide egress to local communities, improve diversity and resilience of vegetative communities, and contribute to the economy.

Whale Gravel Pit Expansion

A project to expand the existing Whale Gravel Pit.

Analysis Completed

Frozen Moose Project

A project to reduce fuel loading in the wildland-urban interface, improve resiliency of vegetative communities, improve aquatic ecosystems, and provide forest products in the North Fork.

Journey to Wellness

Up to 15 trips for guided day hikes under the Journey to Wellness program with The Summit Health Club. Hikes would be approved on various open Forest system trails on the Tally Lake and Swan Lake Ranger District.

Salish Good Resource Management Project

A project to Improve forest stand conditions, reduce hazardous fuels, reduce sediment and improve water quality, and provide commercial and personal-use wood products.

Whitefish Shuttle Livery and Guiding

Project will authorize Whitefish Shuttle to provide livery and guided biking and hiking opportunities in various locations of the Tally Lake Ranger District.

Whitefish Trails Ultra-Marathon Project

Scoping of a permit to allow a portion of an ultra-marathon to occur on up to 14 miles of existing roads and trails within the Whitefish Mountain Resort permit area.

On Hold

Bunker Park Cabins

This project proposes to develop a cabin rental opportunity to be added into the Flathead National Forest Cabin Rental Program at Bunker Park (adjacent to Bunker Creek in the South Fork of the Flathead River Drainage).

Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.

Cancelled

FAA Pumphouse Removal

The proposed actions include removing the pumphouse structure and water storage tank at the upper site and removal of a pumphouse structure, buried cistern and pipe, and chain-link fence at the lower site.

Project Archive

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



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