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

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.

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.

Liberty Fire Salvage Project

Harvesting dead and dying trees is proposed on about 250 acres, requiring about 0.45 mi. of temp road construction. Plant conifer seedlings on about 6,600 acres within the fire perimeter, including all areas identified for salvage.

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.

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 All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use, and closure and restoration of areas damaged by unauthorized Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use.

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.

Thompson Falls Administrative Site Sale

Sale of property consisting of 4 buildings on approximately 5 acres, located just north of Thompson Falls in Sanders County, Montana

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


Integrated project that includes vegetation and road management activities to address insect and disease concerns, reduce fuels within the wildland urban interface, and maintain a suitable transportation system.

Copper King Fire Salvage

Salvage of dead and dying trees on approximately 1708 acres within the Copper King Fire perimeter. Project also includes cutting danger trees along roads and tree planting on approximately 6000 acres.

Deep-Miller/Moose Peak Fires Planting

Planting native tree seedlings on approximately 1000 acres burned by the 2017 Deep-Miller and Moose Peak Fires.

Jam Cracker

Vegetation and road management activities to improve vegetative resilience; reduce forest fuels; improve forage conditions for elk; provide wood products to contribute to local and regional economies; and maintain a sustainable transportation system.

Lolo Peak Fire Reforestation

Plant conifer seedlings and protect them from animal browsing to reforest Lolo NF land burned during the Lolo Peak Fire of 2017.

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.

Moose Peak Fire Salvage

Removal of dead and dying trees on approximately 250 acres burned by the Moose Peak Fire.

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.

R1 2018 Mushroom Harvest Program

Commercial Mushroom Harvest permit system for areas within several 2017 fires on the Kootenai and Lolo National Forests. Personal use mushroom harvest permit system for other 2017 fire areas.

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.

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.