The BMW project is a fuels reduction project. The Final Environmental Impact Statement analyzed effects to resources including the Gallatin Fringe Inventory Roadless Area, Threatened and Endangered Species, Wildlife, Fish, Watersheds, Soils, Vegetation, Recreation, Scenery and Air Quality. Project treatments were then designed to ensure natural resource needs, issues and concerns were met.
Residents and visitors can expect to see vegetation reduction work using prescribed burning, thinning, and timber removal. This means people will see some smoke, logging trucks, helicopters and other equipment, and crews working on both City and public lands to help protect the community’s water.
The City and the Forest Service recognize that the Hyalite and Bozeman drainages are loved and enjoyed by many people for the high-quality recreation opportunities this area provides. The agencies are committed to limiting the impact to residents and recreationists as much as possible and to constant communication and information sharing, including providing feedback opportunities, as the project moves forward.