As a part of the Bozeman Municipal Watershed Project, a joint effort between the City of Bozeman and the Custer Gallatin National Forest Service, the city will be doing work to remove forest fuels from the area around Sourdough Canyon trail this fall.
Most impactful to the public will be a closure of the Sourdough Canyon Trail for approximately four weeks, anticipated to start October 11th.
During the trail closure both the trail and the project area will be closed to the public. Area users who enter the public lands near the project area will not be able to exit through the trail and project area, and should plan for alternate routes to return.
Crews will be removing trees from the project area using a helicopter and will be flying the fuels overhead, causing a serious safety concern. Members of the public are expected to abide by the closure and watch for signage.
Join us for an information meeting with updates on anticipated trail closures and updates on the work completed so far on both the City lands and National Forest System lands as a part of the Bozeman Municipal Watershed Project.
Work is underway with weather and conditions dictating what and where the work is being done. If you are in the watershed area, watch for signs such as this or notices about work being done in the area.
Join us as we continue the conversation about the Bozeman Municipal Watershed Project. The Custer Gallatin Forest Service team will talk about implementation and we’ll provide the detail on how Sourdough Fuels reduction will happen as a part of the project.
Following our open house and survey from March, the City of Bozeman be coming back with a “What We Heard” open house . This will be a shorter meeting to share out the results of the survey, identify the option that will be implemented, and talk about next steps.
The meeting will be recorded and shared on this website for those that can’t attend. Register via WebEx and provide your name and email.
March 25, 2021
Accessing the Sourdough Trailhead Area
Make your voice heard on Sourdough Trailhead access! Take Survey
Prescribed burning efforts begin if weather conditions allow
Fuel reduction activities begin – Mechanical/logging treatments in the Moser Ridge Area and City of Bozeman lands near the Bozeman Creek intake structure. Non-mechanical treatments in the Leverich Gulch area Moser Rider area.