Project Timeline

2021

May

  • Possible prescribed burning
  • Tree marking
  • Work area prep

June

  • Prescribed burning
  • Small diameter thinning in Leverich Gulch & Moser trailhead (hand crews with chainsaws)

July

  • Small diameter thinning in Leverich Gulch and Moser trailhead (hand crews with chainsaws)
  • Large diameter thinning with ground-based equipment near Bozeman Creek/Sourdough Trail
  • Noxious/invasive weed spraying on haul roads (now complete)

August

  • Large diameter thinning with ground-based equipment near Bozeman Creek/Sourdough Trail
  • Small diameter thinning in Leverich Gulch area (hand crew/chainsaws)
  • Road reconstruction activities (planned to start mid-August)

September

  • Large diameter thinning with ground-based equipment near Bozeman Creek/Sourdough Trail
  • Possibility of re-evaluating prescribed burning

October

  • Timber removal (Start of Sourdough Fuels Reduction Phase 2 – Helicopter) – Sourdough Canyon/Bozeman Creek trail closure[BH] (Oct/November best guess for closure at this point)
  • Helicopter and heavy truck use
  • Possibility of re-evaluating prescribed burning

November

  • Timber removal (Start of Sourdough Fuels Reduction Phase 2 – Helicopter) – Sourdough Canyon/Bozeman Creek trail closure[BH] (Oct/November best guess for closure at this point)
  • Helicopter and heavy truck use

December

  • Timber removal (Start of Sourdough Fuels Reduction Phase 2 – Helicopter) – Sourdough Canyon/Bozeman Creek trail closure[BH] (Oct/November best guess for closure at this point)
  • Helicopter and heavy truck use