Flathead National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Under Analysis

Bug Creek Forest Health and Fuels Reduction 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.

Crystal Cedar

A project to reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland-urban interface, improve the health and diversity of forest vegetation communities, and provide a range of trail-based recreational opportunities near the community of Columbia Falls.

FNF Plan Revision & NCDE GBCS Amendment to the Lolo, Helena, Lewis & Clark,and Kootenai NFs

The Flathead NF is revising their forest plan and preparing an amendment providing relevant direction from the NCDE Grizzly Bear Conservation Strategy into the forest plans for the Lolo, Helena, Kootenai, and Lewis & Clark National Forests.

Hellroaring Basin Improvements Project

Analyze possible opportunities to enhance the skiing experience in the Hellroaring Basin area within the Whitefish Mountain Resort permit boundary.

Lindbergh Meadow Restoration

Re-establish and intermittent channel in Lindbergh meadow and fill in the current channel.

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.

Salish Good Resource Management Project

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

Taylor Hellroaring

A project to increase forest resilience, reduce fuels, and provide a range of non-motorized recreational experience by encouraging trail connectivity while maintaining terrestrial wild life habitat.

Analysis Completed

Betty Baptiste

This project would provide vegetation, transportation, and recreation management in the project area on the Hungry Horse-Glacier View and Spotted Bear Ranger Districts.

Hungry Lion

A project to reduce hazardous fuels in the wildland urban interface, improve the health and diversity of forest vegetative communities, restore aquatic habitat and hydrologic processes, and enhance recreational opportunities.

Weed Lake Landscape Restoration Project

The project will reduce the risk or extent of, or increase the resilience to, insect and disease infestation, reduce risk of uncharacteristic wildfire, and move existing disturbance regimes towards natural disturbance regimes.

On Hold

Patrol Ridge Radio Repeater Relocation

Proposal to relocate the existing Patrol Ridge radio repeater from its existing site to approximately 1 mile southwest along Patrol Ridge to a better location for radio communication coverage.


Big Creek Log Jam Removal

Open a log jam that has formed in Big Creek to provide upstream passage for bull trout to historic spawning reaches.

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