Bitterroot 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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Developing Proposal

McCart Lookout Protection Project

Reduce the threat of wildfire and restore the viewshed around the lookout by creating a 500' buffer (approximately 10 acres). The project proposes to mechanically remove dead and dying trees around the lookout.

Under Analysis

Canyon Lake Dam Access for Repairs 2018

The Forest Service proposes to authorize Canyon Creek Irrigation District adequate access to their facilities at Canyon Lake Dam. CCID requests access to their easement to make their facilities safe as required under federal dam safety laws.

Como Ridge Trail Construction

Como Ridge Trail will be a newly constructed mountain bike designed trail. It will be 3.02 miles located on the ridge immediately south of Lake Como. Starting at the 550 and 13200 road junction and ending at the 550 and 550A road junction.

Darby Lumber Lands Phase 2

Road system and vegetation management, commercial timber harvest.

Gold Butterfly

Project to harvest, thin, and prescribe burn forest stands to improve resilience to insects, disease, and wildfire and restore the fire return intervals. Move trailheads and manage roads to improve stream conditions.

Threemile Good Neighbor Authority

Improve overall forest health in the WUI by increasing resilience to disturbance (insects, diseases, and fire) and provide wood products. Projects would be conducted in conjunction with vegetation management carried out by Montana Fish Wildlife and P

Analysis Completed

Bitterroot National Forest Travel Management Planning

This effort will result in clear standardized designations of where motorized/mechanized recreation is appropriate, sustainable and desirable on the Bitterroot National Forest.

On Hold

2017 Bitterroot Stand Improvement Thinning Project

Non-commercial thinning of small trees in stands previously harvested, planted and are now densely stocked. Thinning will increase tree health and vigor, and reduce the risk of mountain pine beetle caused mortality and large fires in the future.

Project Archive

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