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.

Developing Proposal

  • East Valley Fuels Reduction

    The primary objective is to reduce wildfire risk to communities along the east side of Flathead Valley.

Under Analysis

  • 2024 Flathead National Forest Summer Special Uses

    Proposals for 23 temporary outfitter and guiding activities and recreation events across the forest during the summer of 2024.

  • Blankenship Bank Stabilization and Habitat Improvement Project

    The purpose of the proposed project is to enact erosion control measures and to stabilize the northwest portion of the Blankenship Bridge abutment and adjacent upstream riverbank while improving fish habitat.

  • Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex Outfitter and Guide Permit Reauthorization

    Reissuance of outfitter and guide permits within the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

  • Cyclone Bill

    Proposal includes commercial timber harvesting, noncommercial treatments, and prescribed burning to improve diversity and resilience to disturbances such as drought, insects and disease, and wildfires. Project includes road construction/maintenance.

  • Dry Riverside

    A project to improve the diversity and resilience of vegetative communities, remove and reduce fuels to promote a fire resilient forest and limit impacts to natural resources, and provide forest products to local economy.

  • Flathead Comprehensive River Management Plan

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

  • Flathead Forest Plan Suitability Changes: Winter Travel Management and Recommended Wilderness

    Site-specific proposal on the Flathead National Forest to address the changes the revised forest plan (2018) made pertaining to suitability of motorized over-snow vehicle use and recommended wilderness areas

  • Flathead Fuel Break Categorical Exclusion

    Three fuel breaks are proposed in strategic areas to slow fire spread and provide areas of less extreme fire behavior from which firefighters can respond to wildfires, thus aiding in wildfire suppression.

  • 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.

  • Rumbling Owl Fuels Reduction Project

    The Swan Lake Ranger District, Flathead National Forest is proposing a combination of vegetation treatments and prescribed fire to reduce fuel loading within the wildland-urban interface (WUI) and restore resilient forested stands beyond the WUI.

Analysis Completed

  • 2022-2023 Flathead National Forest Winter Special Uses

    The Mountain Guides Montana: 200 user days for avalanche education. Rooted Heart LLC:50 user days to provided guided snowshoe trips. Northwest Montana Adventures: 200 user days to provide guided day-use snowmobile tours.

  • Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan

    The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management objectives and practices and desired conditions for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail on public lands in Forest Service Regions 1 and Regions 6.

  • Round Star Project

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

Cancelled

  • 2023-2024 Flathead National Forest Winter Special Uses

    Proposals for 9 temporary outfitter and guiding activities across the forest during the winter of 2023-2024.

Project Archive

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