Projects

Status of Forest Projects

These are analyses we conduct for specific activities. Also included in this list are past projects, their objectives, and their results. The projects displayed on this page are only the major forest projects. For more information about a specific project or other project not listed, contact the appropriate Lolo NF Office.

Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)/Appeals/Objections

SOPA

Lolo NF

Appeal Responses

Responses issued after October 1, 2006

Responses issued before October 1, 2006

Objection Responses

To view Lolo National Forest objection responses, please visit The Forest Service Appeal Response page for the Lolo National Forest

 Forest Projects

For current and recent projects, scroll down below the map.

Archived Projects

Lolo 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

  • Wilkes Cherry

    The Forest Service is developing an integrated project to address multiple resource needs such as forest health, fuels reduction, recreation, wildlife and aquatic habitat, and watershed condition within a 63,000-acres area south of Thompson Falls.

Under Analysis

  • Redd Bull

    Integrated restoration project that includes vegetation, road, and recreation management activities to address multiple resource objectives. Project also includes forest plan amendment to change the management area allocation on approx. 198 acres.

  • Sawmill-Petty Project

    Proposed treatments to accomplish the project objectives include tree thinning and slashing, prescribed fire, weed treatments, and road treatments.

  • Sorrel Springs Hazardous Fuels Project

    The purpose and need of the project is to reduce high concentrations of hazardous fuels resulting from dead and dying trees. High stand densities within the project area have caused accelerated tree mortality from insects and diseases.

  • Superior North

    Project includes vegetation, road, and recreation management activities to restore resilient vegetative conditions, reduce fuels, enhance recreation opportunities, and support communities. It also contains a proposal to amend the Forest Plan.

  • Thorne Creek Fire Salvage

    Salvage of dead and dying timber on approximately 610 acres of the Thorne Creek Fire. Project also includes roadside hazard tree removal and tree planting.

  • Upper Lolo Large Wood Project

    Install lg. woody structures by hand falling trees on about 13 mi. of stream and on about 6 mi. using excavators. Would result in installing 200-250 structures across 4 targeted streams each containing 2-20 pieces of wood from local trees.

  • Wildfire Adapted Missoula

    WAM is a risk-based strategic fuels management project. It proposes mechanized and non-mechanized fuel and vegetation treatments to reduce wildfire hazard and associated risk in strategic locations.

Analysis Completed

  • A-BLT Project

    Project proposal includes vegetation, road, and watershed management activities to address multiple resource objectives.

  • BMU 22 Compliance

    Project includes management actions on specific roads and trails to comply with Forest Plan access standards for wheeled motorized vehicle use within the portion of the Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zone that overlaps the Lolo National Forest.

  • Center Horse Landscape Restoration Project

    Collaboratively developed integrated ecosystem management including restoration of fire adapted ecosystems, soil productivity, watersheds and aquatic habitat, and management of recreation opportunities and motor vehicle access.

  • Deemer-Henry

    Project includes vegetation and road management activities to reduce forest fuels, improve forest health, support communities, and address road travel management conflict. Project also includes forest plan amendment to correct mapping error.

  • Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones

    Preparation of a Supplemental EIS to amend land and resource management plans for the Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai, and Lolo National Forests to address motorized access management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.

On Hold

  • Sapphire Crest Trail

    Trail construction and reconstruction to connect existing trail segments, creating a 100-mile long non-motorized trail across the Lolo, Bitterroot, and Beaverhead National Forests on the Sapphire Divide.

Cancelled

  • Familias Doradas gold exploration project

    Includes excavating up to twenty trenches, and two sediment retention ponds with an excavator. Material from the trenches would be processed through a recirculating wash plant recovering any gold.

  • Lolo Creek Large Wood Debris

    This project would utilize large hazard trees cut after the 2013 Lolo Complex Fire to construct large woody debris structures on Lolo Creek to enhance aquatic habitat and improve stream and floodplain health.

  • Priscilla Lookout to Driveway Peak

    Relocation and restoration of historic Priscilla Peak lookout. Proposal includes moving the structure from Priscilla Peak to Driveway Peak, restoring it, and opening it as a cabin rental.

Project Archive

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