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]
  • Helicopter and heavy truck use
  • Timber sale begins on USFS lands
  • Closure of Sourdough Trail on City of Bozeman and USFS lands (FS Trail #454/#979) October 11th-November 8th and November 16-18th
  • Timber removal on southern portion of Bozeman Creek trail (east side) on USFS lands
  • Log trucks hauling of timber out of Sourdough Trail

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
  • Closure of Sourdough Trail on City of Bozeman and USFS lands (FS Trail #454/#979) October 11th-November 8th and November 16-18th
  • City of Bozeman and USFS completes ground-based and helicopter treatments adjacent to Bozeman Creek
  • Log trucks hauling timber out of Sourdough Trail
  • Road maintenance grading and seeding of disturbed soils on Sourdough Trail
  • Temporary access road building on USFS lands in the Moser Road area

December

  • Timber removal (Start of Sourdough Fuels Reduction Phase 2 ) – Sourdough Canyon/Bozeman Creek trail closure[BH]
  • Heavy truck use
  • Temporary access road building on USFS lands in Moser ridge area, including towards the Forest boundary near private
  • Timber felling, skidding, and processing and decking in Moser Road area on USFS lands
  • Log trucks hauling timber out of Moser Road down Hyalite Canyon