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

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.

Cruzane Mountain

We are proposing to implement commercial and non-commercial vegetation management, which includes fuel treatments, on approximately 1615 acres. Additionally, we are proposing to complete ecosystem maintenance burning over approximately 1160 acres.

Falls Flats Connector Trail Construction

Construction of 3 miles of seasonal, non-motorized trail to connect the River Trail #223 near Ferry Landing to the Iron Mountain Wagon Road Trail #242 by Cascade Campground.

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.

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.

Tungsten Holdings Access Special Use Permit

Special-use permit to re-construct, use, and maintain approximately 0.78 mi. of permanent road across NFS land to access a private parcel

West Fork Lolo Road Decommissioning

Approx. 2 mi. of road would be stored (i.e., culverts are pulled at crossings to reduced sediment inputs but the roads remain on the Forest's transportation system inventory for anticipated future forest management) and 10 mi. would be decommissioned

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.

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.

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).

Swamp Eddy

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

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

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.


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.