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


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

 Ongoing, completed, and 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.

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Under Analysis

Morrell Stream Restoration Project

Restore and stabilize approximately 5,000 linear feet of stream channel, streambanks,and associated floodplains to more natural conditions and reduce downstream impacts to bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout.

Ninemile Divide Ecosystem Maintenance Burning

The purpose of this project is to apply prescribed fire to the landscape to address wildfire risk reduction and reduce fuels accumulations within the Lolo NF Community and General Wildfire Protection Zones.

Northwestern Energy Power Pole Replacement

Vegetation clearing and pole replacement would be conducted within the Northwestern Energy's Thompson Falls to Burke A & B 115kV power line corridor to comply with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards.

Soldier-Butler Project

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

Summer Trails Motorized Management

Motorized recreation management including development and authorization of trails and roads for summer seasonal OHV use (ATV, UTV, motorcycle).

Yellowstone Pipe Line Pipe Abandonment

Removal of and/or abandonment-in-place of approximately 9,693 feet of out-of-service pipeline located on three separate sites within Missoula and Sanders Counties on the Missoula and Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger Districts

Analysis Completed

Lookout Pass Ski Area Expansion EIS

Proposal by Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area to expand its special use permit to upgrade and develop new lifts, ski terrain, parking, access roads, and guest service facilities.

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.

North Fork Blackfoot Trail Bridges - Hobnail Tom Trail #32

The Seeley Lake Ranger District is proposing to replace two trail bridges along the Hobnail Tom Trail #32 that provide access across the North Fork Blackfoot River and are located in the Scapegoat Wilderness, Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex.

Rice Ridge Fire Salvage

The proposed action includes harvesting dead, dying, and diseased (i.e., dwarf mistletoe) timber, cutting hazard trees along roads, and planting tree seedlings.

Sheep Gap Fire Salvage

Harvest of dead and dying trees on approximately 2152 acres (11%) of the Sheep Gap Fire located about 8 miles west of Plains. Proposal also includes cutting of hazard trees along roads and planting of tree seedlings.

Sunrise Fire Salvage

Post-fire salvage of dead and dying trees on approximately 2718 acres (11%) of the Sunrise Fire, located approximately 7 miles southeast of Superior. Proposal also includes cutting hazard trees along roads and planting of tree seedlings.

On Hold

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.

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.

Swamp Eddy

Integrated project that includes vegetation and road management activities to restore resilient vegetative conditions, improve elk forage, support communities, and maintain a suitable transportation system.


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.

Project Archive

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