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Lewis And Clark National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Helena - Lewis and Clark National Forest Plan Revision

Forest Plan revision for the Helena and Lewis & Clark National Forests.

Under Analysis

AML Closures 2015

To close or render "safe", features inventoried and identified as hazardous located on the Lewis and Clark National Forest (LCNF) include: open adits, shafts, stopes, subsidence features, trenches, and dilapidated structures.

Big Snowies Aspen & Meadow Restoration Project

The goals of this project are: restore/enhance aspen stand health along the south side of the Big Snowy Mountains, restore aspen stands to their previous larger size, maintain meadows, and improve the diversity of wildlife habitat.

Castle Mountains Restoration Project

This project has various silvicultural treatments and prescribed burning on approximately 22,124 acres, requiring road reconstruction and temporary road construction. There are no new permanent system roads proposed with this project.

Elk Smith Project

The purpose of the Elk Smith Project is to address fuel accumulation and continuity in the project area.

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.

Highwoods Goat Habitat Improvement

Open ridge tops in the Highwood Mountains provide valuable habitat and travel corridors for mountain goat, mule deer, and elk. This projects seeks to enhance and preserve these habitats and travel corridors through the removal of encroaching conifer.

Jumping Creek Stream Restoration

The proposed project would restore approx. 100 feet of streambank along Jumping Creek; a TMDL listed stream. The project proposes to reestablish the stream to a proper stream width by building banks and stabilizing with native vegetation.

Spring Creek Road Obliteration

Spring Creek Road Obliteration

Analysis Completed

Indian Hill Campground Restoration

This project is to decommission and restore Indian Hill campground and will include removing all campground features as well as scarifying the road and removing the bridge. The current bridge dispersed site will be left for camping.

Cancelled

Anest Special Use Road Permit

Issue a private road special use permit to Jody Anest authorizing access to his private property in the Big Snowy Mountains. Currently on hold.

Bechtold BLM allotment Boundary Fence

Construct approximately 700 feet of fence that will act as boundary fence for BLM allotment and Forest Service "On-Off" Allotment management.

Elk Pit AML

The proposed action is the reclamation of the 0.02 acre Elk gravel pit obliteration. Any mineral materials stored on site will be moved to the Tollgate gravel pit. Reclamation and obliteration methods will include scarifcation/ripping.

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