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

Flathead Comprehensive River Management Plan

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

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.

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.

Under Analysis

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.

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.

Hellroaring Basin Improvements Project

The purpose of the Hellroaring Basin Improvements Project is to respond to a proposal by Whitefish Mountain Resort to provide additional winter recreation opportunities within the existing ski permit area boundary.

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.

Analysis Completed

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Project Archive

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



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