Projects are proposed actions that are analyzed through the NEPA process (EIS, EA, or CE) that involves analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action, requires public notice and comment, and results in a NEPA decision (ROD, DN, or DM) which, subject to an administrative appeals process, and is implemented on the ground. The Forest Projects below are projects that we are analyzing or have analyzed under the NEPA process. Projects that are "Developing Proposal" or "Under Analysis" may have an opportunity for public collaboration and input on the proposed actions and the analysis being conducted.
Condon Mountain Fire Salvage Project
Salvage of fire-affected trees within a small portion of a 5000 acre fire in the Condon Mountain area on the Swan Lake Ranger District
Heinrude Fuels Reduction Project
Fuel reduction acitivities (reducing tree density and ladder fuels) adjacent to Heinrude homesites.
A project to increase forest productivity/diversity/health; provide forest products; manage/improve wildlife habitat & security; improve fish passage; improve recreation/safety values in recreation sites; & improve scenic views along Road 38.
Cold Jim Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Management Project
Proposal to harvest timber and interplant on approximately 1245 acres of NFS lands. An estimated 1185 acres of this harvest activity is located within the Wildland Urban Interface.
DNRC Simmons Meadow Road Easement
Project proposes to issue a long-term (30 year) road easement to the Montana DNRC authorizing construction and maintenance of road across National Forest System lands (Road 70223) to access State lands; easement would be 108 ft long by 60 ft wide.
Griffin Creek II Resource Management Project
A project to improve forest tree structure and species composition, reduce hazardous fuels, maintain and improve wildlife habitat, improve recreation opportunities,improve water quality and aquatic habitat, and provide commercial wood products.
Martin Creek Resource Management Project
A project to improve forest tree structure and species composition, reduce hazardous fuels, maintain and improve wildlife habitat, improve recreation opportunities, maintain water quality and aquatic habitat, and provide commercial wood products.
Wild Cramer Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project
This project is intended to address forest health and hazardous fuel concerns within a portion of the Island Unit (near Lakeside and Kila) on the Swan Lake Ranger District.
Beaver Lake North Fuels Management Project
This project proposes to manage vegetation and hazardous fuels and create post treatment conditions that would be more resiliant to wildland fire.
Condon Mountain Planting project
Planting whitebark pine on 31 acres and western larch on 100 acres in areas burned by the Condon Mountain Fire in 2012.
Glacier Loon Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
The Decision authorizes management activities on approximately 1405 acres of NFS lands within the Project Area. An estimated 1159 acres of activities are located within the Wildland Urban Interface.
Island Unit Trail System Additions Project
After careful consideration of the Purpose and Need objectives, issues identified, public comments received, and the potential impacts of the management activities analyzed in the Island Unit Trail System Additions Project Environmental Assessment (EA) issued in February 2012, I have decided to implement Alternative C. Alternative C authorizes the designation and construction of motorized trails on Kerr Mountain and in the Truman Creek drainage, and two new non-motorized trails.
Forest-wide Western Larch Seed Collection
Felling up to 270 western larch trees over a 10-year period to collect cones.