Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Butte Ranger District
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Dillon Ranger District
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Jefferson Ranger District
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Madison Ranger District
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Pintler Ranger District
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Wisdom Ranger District
- Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Wise River Ranger District


Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
BDNF Aspen Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
01/12/2016
Expected: 03/2016 05/2016 Scot Shuler
(406)222-1892
swshuler@fs.fed.us
Description: Increase aspen component in places where assessment indicates a need and conditions are favorable to support aspen using a variety of treatments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48122
Location: UNIT - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Silver Bow. LEGAL - Not Applicable Where aspen stands are encountered on the Forest that meet the criteria for treatment.
Supplemental EIS - BDNF Land & Resource Management Plan to comply with District of Mont Court Order
EIS
- Land management planning In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/20/2016
Expected: 10/2016 12/2016 Jan Bowey
406-842-5432
jbowey@fs.fed.us
Description: Preparation of a supplemental analysis for the Corrected FEIS for revision of the Beaverhead and Deerlodge Forest Plans into the 2009 BDNF Forest Plan, in response to an August 27, 2015 Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47722
Location: UNIT - Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Gallatin, Granite, Jefferson, Madison, Powell, Silver Bow. LEGAL - Not Applicable Entire Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, southwestern Montana
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
NCRS SNOTEL Sites Conversion Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/14/2014
Expected: 05/2016 07/2016 Alex Dunn
406-683-3864
adunn@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the terms of an existing permit under a National Memorandum of Understanding, to allow the Natural Resources Conservation Service to automate 2 existing snow courses (Dad Creek and Slag-a-Melt)to Snotel sites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44472
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District, Wisdom Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T12S, R12W, Sec 19; T6S, R17W, Sec 29 Lima-Tendoy and Big Hole Landscapes
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Butte Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Eagle's Nest Trail Extension
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Jocelyn Dodge
406-494-0246
jdodge@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is to construct about 2,280 ft. of non-motorized trail parallel to the road from the Eagles Nest Trailhead to the picnic area. The trail will provide a safer route for bikers, hikers, and horseback riders who currently use the road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49403
Location: UNIT - Butte Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Silver Bow. LEGAL - Not Applicable Thompson Park in the Upper Clark Fork Landscape Backyard Butte Management Area
Murphy Private Road and Buried Powerline Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 07/2016 09/2016 Lucas Phillips
208-677-8290
ljphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would issue a special use permit to Mr. Murphy for construction of a 300 foot driveway off a closed route and allow NorthWest Energy to bury an underground residential powerline for 900 feet across NFS to the private building site.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49402
Location: UNIT - Butte Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Silver Bow. LEGAL - T4N, R8W, Sec36 Upper Clark Fork Landscape Backyard Butte Management Area
Nissler Junction Power Pole Replacement
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Lucas Phillips
208-677-8290
ljphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: NorthWest Energy is replacing three power poles along their line from Butte to Ramsey on a small isolated Forest Service parcel at Nissler Junction near the intersection of Interstates 15 and 90.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49445
Location: UNIT - Butte Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Silver Bow. LEGAL - Half on T3N, R9W, Section 13 the other half on T3N, R8W, Section Not in a Landscape or Management Area. This isolated parcel is the hill next to the interchange for Interstates 15 and 90 on the southwest side.
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Dillon Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Andrus Allotment Range Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Katie Bonogofsky
406-683-3959
kjbonogofsky@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose development of eight springs and installation 1.5 miles of fence in two sections on the Andrus Allotment to help distribute cattle and allow the permit holder the flexibility to meet allowable use levels on streams in the allotment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49371
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T7S, R14W, Sections 11, 13, 14, 23, 26, 27, 36 Big Hole Landscape Management Area (see Lima Temdoy Landscape for MA Direction), Selway-Saginaw Management Area
Birch-Willow-Lost
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
On Hold N/A N/A Alex Dunn
406-683-3864
adunn@fs.fed.us
Description: Vegetation management treatments to meet Forest Plan desired conditions including removing encroaching conifers in Sagebrush, Aspen, Mountain Mahogany, thinning Douglas-fir, daylighting Whitebark Pine.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35859
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. Birch, Upper Willow, Lower Willow, and Lost Creek Sub-Watersheds in the East Face Management Area of the Pioneer Landscape
Bull Creek Allotment Range Improvements
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Katie Bonogofsky
406-683-3959
kjbonogofsky@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes development of four springs on the Bull Creek Grazing Allotment in order to better distribute cattle and grazing use which will allow the permittee more flexibility to meet allowable use levels.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49436
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T5S, R13W Sections 29, 30 and 31 Pioneer Landscape, West Face Management Area
Carroll Hill Spring Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Kyle Schmitt
307-358-1631
kschmitt@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would authorize a new 20-year term special use permit for the use of the Carroll Hill Spring to the new owners of the Bull Creek Ranch. No ground disturbing activities or additional structures are proposed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49437
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T6S, R13W, Section 18 Lima Tendoy Landscape, Horse Prairie North Management Area
Circle S Ranch Special Use Pasture Area
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kyle Schmitt
307-358-1631
kschmitt@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is proposed to issue a new 10 year Livestock Area Special Use Permit to the new owner of the Circle S Ranch.
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T5S, R13W, portions of section 34 Pioneer Landscape, Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway
Pflieger Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kyle Schmitt
307-358-1631
kschmitt@fs.fed.us
Description: This project involves only the administrative change of issuing a new authorization for a private road access on the Lightning Ridge Road and associated two track to a private cabin.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49439
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pioneer Landscape, Pioneer Mountains Scenic By-Way
Selway Diversions Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Facility management
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kyle Schmitt
307-358-1631
kschmitt@fs.fed.us
Description: Cleaning, maintenance, or repair of ditches, and replacement of diversion structures as needed on irrigation ditches in Selway Meadows.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49441
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T8S, R15W, Sections 1,12, 13, & 24 Lima Tendoy Landscape, Selway Saginaw Management Area
Selway Willow Planting
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 07/2016 03/2017 Kevin Weinner
907-874-7567
kweinner@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is proposed to begin restoring a declining willow population and improve stream function on Selway Creek. The Beaverhead-Deerlodge Working Group, The Nature Conservancy, FWP, volunteers and staff will help do the planting with the FS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49442
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - Not Applicable Lima Tendoy Landscape, Selway-Saginaw Management Area
Snowline Cow Camp Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Kyle Schmitt
307-358-1631
kschmitt@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a proposal to re-authorize a new 10-year term special use permit to Snowline Grazing Association for continued use of existing structures and use on NFS lands. There are no changes proposed to the expiring permit.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49443
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T4S,R12W, E half of NE quarter of Section 21 Lima Tendoy Landscape, Lima Peaks Management Area
Tash Pasture Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/20/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Kyle Schmitt
307-358-1631
kschmitt@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposal considers re-authorizing a special use permit for a new 10-year term for existing structures and uses on NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49447
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T6S, R13W, Section 22 Lima Tendoy Landscape, Horse Prairie North Management Area
Tendoy Project
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/30/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Licette Hammer
406-683-3911
lhammer@fs.fed.us
Description: The BLM Dillon field Office and USFS Beaverhead-Deerlodge are starting the Environmental Assessment(EA) on an Application for Permit to Drill, submitted by the Lima Exploration Company, LLC.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48576
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - Not Applicable Two locations are being considered: BLM site is Shearing Pen Gulch-access from Big Sheep Creek Road, FS site White Pine Ridge-access from Little Sheep Creek Road.
test deployment4.7
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2016
Expected: 02/2016 02/2016 Ojas Shroff
301-208-9388
oshroff@fs.fed.us
Description: test
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana, North Dakota. COUNTY - Big Horn, Blaine. LEGAL - Not Applicable testing
test!!!
EIS
- Facility management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/12/2015
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2015
Expected: 10/2015 12/2015 James Freeman
540-449-4867
jameswfreeman@fs.fed.us
Description: Test
Location: UNIT - Dillon Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Blaine. LEGAL - Not Applicable where again?
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Jefferson Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Britton Amateur Radio Repeater
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/20/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Don Despain
406-846-1770
ddespain@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to install an amateur radio repeater adjacent to the existing equipment at the Donald R. Communication Site, currently occupied by Quest Corporation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46463
Location: UNIT - Jefferson Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T1N, R6W, Section 19 Located in the Jefferson River Landscape, Pipestone Management Area
Canyon Trail #7077 Maintenance and Construction
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2016
Actual: 01/13/2016
07/2016 Jocelyn Dodge
406-494-0246
jdodge@fs.fed.us
Description: Relocation and construction of 1600 ft. of new trail, maintenance and tread work on restoration on 1420 ft. of existing trail, obliteration of 1590 ft. of old trail, installation of a 30 ft. rock turnpike, and hardening of one stream crossing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46466
Location: UNIT - Jefferson Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T1N, R6W, Sections 15 and 22 Located in the Pipestone Management Area in the Jefferson Landscape
Donald R. Communication Site SUP Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/23/2015
Expected: 11/2015 01/2016 David Sabo
208-756-5279
dsabo@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to renew special use permit DLG 401103, which expires Dec. 31, in order that Qwest Communications dba Century Link may continue operating a microwave communication tower on the site for 20 years.
Location: UNIT - Jefferson Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Silver Bow. LEGAL - T1N, R6W, Section 19 Jefferson River Landscape, Pipestone Management Area, southeast of Butte.
Moss Water Transmission Line
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Lucas Phillips
208-677-8290
ljphillips@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to issue a term special use permit for installation, use, and maintenance of a waterline system.
Location: UNIT - Jefferson Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T3N R4W Section 14 NW 1/4 Jefferson River Landscape, Bull Mountains Management Area
Sadler Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/29/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 David Sabo
208-756-5279
dsabo@fs.fed.us
Description: Permit vehicle access to private property through across 56 feet of National Forest land. It would allow the holder to improve, use and maintain a private driveway.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49512
Location: UNIT - Jefferson Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Jefferson. LEGAL - T7N, R5 W, Section 21 Boulder River Landscape, Basin-Cataract Management Area
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Madison Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antelope Basin Storage Tank Project
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/23/2015
Expected: 12/2015 06/2016 Kevin Suzuki
406-682-4253
ksuzuki@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to install a water storage tank to increase the efficiency of the current stock water pipeline, converting the majority of the pipeline to a gravity run system instead of a electric pump driven system.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48001
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T13S, R2E, Sec 5 Gravelly Landscape %u2013 Antelope Basin Management Area
Basin Creek Mine Plan of Operations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
01/11/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Licette Hammer
406-683-3911
lhammer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to do exploration digging into collapsed tunnels using a mini excavator, skid-steer and posthole digger (1-3 person crew). A trommel would be used to investigation diggings. Reclamation of all areas will be done upon completion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49393
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the Gravelly Landscape in the Upper Ruby Management Area.
Crockett Lake Whitebark Pine Demonstration
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
04/23/2014
Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 08/05/2014
10/2014 Paul Roose
406-682-4253
plroose@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is intended to remove all conifers and slash (except limber pine) from the understory in identified whitebark pine stands in order to reduce competition and increase sunlight so that the WBP reproduces fully and faster.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=34987
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T9S, R2W,Section 5 Gravelly Landscape, Upper Ruby and Wigwam-Cherry Managment Areas.
Goodrich Gulch Plan of Operation
EA
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2014
Actual: 11/20/2014
07/2015 Kevin Suzuki
406-682-4253
ksuzuki@fs.fed.us
Description: The proponent proposes a phased exploration which includes core drilling to test for vein extension trend, opening existing protals for bulk sampling, conducting three placer tests and exploration work to remove old mine dumps for sampling.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33400
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T3S, R5W, Sec. 22 and PB 43 Tobacco Root Landscape, Wisconsin Creek Management Area
Hill Reservoir Dam Decommisioning Revised
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2017 Darin Watschke
406-657-6200
dwatschke@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes the same work attempted in 2014 under a previous decision to breach the dam with explosives. It wasn't completed because of a constriction in the culvert. This revision of the proposal is to do the same work with an excavator.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49422
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T3S, R4W, sections 25 & 36 Tobacco Roots Landscape, Tobacco Root Peaks Management Area
Klatt (Kelly) Reservoir Dam Decommissioning
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2017 Darin Watschke
406-657-6200
dwatschke@fs.fed.us
Description: This project to decommission the Klatt Dam is proposed to prevent failure should the old corroded culvert should a heavy snow or rain event clog the piped causing water to overflow the dam. An excavator would be used to breach it at the outlet.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49423
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T10S, R1W, section 18 Gravelly Landscape, Wall Creek Management Area
MT58_Voigt Plan of Operations
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/21/2015
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Licette Hammer
406-683-3911
lhammer@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to remove 8000 tons of mine waste material from multiple sites in the South Meadow Creek area. Access and waste rock material haulage will be primarily along forest roads #9648, 9649, 9649a, 1224 and 1221.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49379
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located at T4S, R2W, Sec(s) 19 & 30 in the Tobacco Root Landscape in the Tobacco Root Peaks and Meadow Creek Management Area.
Narrows Pond Dam Reconstruction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2017 Darin Watschke
406-657-6200
dwatschke@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to rebuild the dam on Narrows Pond which breached slightly and eroded over time. We seek to rebuilt it 2 feet higher to hold enough water to support embryo development and fry emergence of Artic Grayling and westslope cutthroat trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49424
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T16N, R41E, section 29 Gravelly Landscape, Chain of Lakes Management Area
Nelson Water Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/16/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Jacob Stewart
406-682-4253
jwstewart@fs.fed.us
Description: This project is a proposal to issue a special use permit to allow connection of a pipeline to the overflow of a water trough on NFS lands and install approximately 2000 feet of subsurface line to water livestock on adjacent private land.
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T4S, R2W, section 21 Tobacco Root Landscape, Meadow Creek Management Area
Ramshorn Creek Reciprocal Trail Access
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2015
Actual: 02/29/2016
02/2016 Kevin Suzuki
406-682-4253
ksuzuki@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to exchange a permit for motorized access to private land on 1320 feet of an old jeep road closed to motorized traffic for an easement across private land for the same distance to maintain public access along the Ramshorn Creek Trail #6016
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48000
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T4S, R3W, Sec 29 Tobacco Root Landscape %u2013 Tobacoo Root Peaks Management Area
South Gravelly Allotment Management Plans
EIS
- Grazing management In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
02/04/2016
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
06/2016
Expected: 12/2016 07/2017 Kevin Suzuki
406-682-4253
ksuzuki@fs.fed.us
Description: Review grazing practices and infrastructure for 4 domestic livestock grazing allotments (Eureka Basin, Pole Creek, Southwest Corner and Robb Creek)to ensure compliance with applicable Forest Plan direction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48643
Location: UNIT - Madison Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead, Madison. LEGAL - Not Applicable South end of the Gravelly and Snowcrest Mountains, Beaverhead and Madison Counties, Montana
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Pintler Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dennis Hewitt Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Cameron Rasor
406-859-3211
crasor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to issue a Private Road Special Use Permit authorizing new land owners to access their private property. It includes basic maintenance to FS standards for resource protection.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49430
Location: UNIT - Pintler Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Granite. LEGAL - T8N, R12W, section 28 Clark Fork - Flints Landscape, Flint Foothills and Flint Uplands Management Areas
Flint Foothills Vegetation Management Project
EIS
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
10/19/2012
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
12/2015
Expected: 12/2015 01/2016 Charlene Bucha Gentry
406 859-3211
CGentry@fs.fed.us
Description: 1) Salvage dead and dying lodgepole pine 2) Commercial thin ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir 3) Use prescribed fire in low and mid-elevation mixed conifer stands to promote resiliency 4) Pre-commercial thin young stands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33238
Location: UNIT - Pintler Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Granite, Powell. LEGAL - Not Applicable Flint Foothills and Flint Uplands Management Areas located south of Interstate 90 between Drummond and Deer Lodge.
Goldberg Water System Decomission
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Watershed management
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Cameron Rasor
406-859-3211
crasor@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to decommission an irrigation water system consisting of a diversion, ditch, flume and reservoir to resolve safety concerns and restore the natural water flow.
Location: UNIT - Pintler Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Granite. LEGAL - T9N R12W Sections 26 & 35 Clark Fork Flint Landscape, Flint Foothills Management Area
Master SUP Amendments to bury power & phone lines under Stony Creek Road.
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/26/2015
Expected: 11/2015 11/2015 Patty Bates
406-683-3979
pbates@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal would authorize NorthWest Energy & Blackfoot Telephone Co. a right-of-way approximately 1,850 feet long by 2 feet wide in order to bury electric and phone conduits for a private residence 3 feet deep in the Stony Creek Roadbed.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48006
Location: UNIT - Pintler Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Granite. LEGAL - T7N, R16E, Sec 21 Upper Clark Fork Landscape, Stony Management Area
Rfwave Lease for Rural Broadband Internet
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Cameron Rasor
406-859-3211
crasor@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to issue a 30 year Communication Use Lease to Rfwave for a single use facility located adjacent to Denton%u2019s Marina on Georgetown Lake.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49433
Location: UNIT - Pintler Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Granite. LEGAL - T5N R14W, Section 24 Clark Fork Flints Landscape, Georgetown Lake Management Area
T-Mobile Lease for Cellular Equipment
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/11/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Cameron Rasor
406-859-3211
crasor@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed action is to authorize T-Mobile to install equipment at the established Rumsey Mountain Communication Site. This use would be authorized as a Communication Site Lease with a 30 year term.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49444
Location: UNIT - Pintler Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Granite. LEGAL - T6N, R13W, Section 20 Clark Fork Flint Landscape, Georgetown Lake Management Area
Whetstone Ridge Trail #8020 Relocation
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 David Rouse
406-859-3211
dmrouse@fs.fed.us
Description: We propose to construct 4.7 miles of new trail and obliterate 1.4 miles of the old trail tread, in order to reroute the Whetstone Ridge Trail to resolve safety, erosion and public access concerns posed at the existing location.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46741
Location: UNIT - Pintler Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Granite. LEGAL - T4N, R16 W, Sections 4,9,29 and T4N, R17 W, Section 36 Upper Rock Creek Landscape, Sapphire Mountains Wilderness Study Area and Ross Fork MAs in the Sapphire Inventoried Roadless Area.
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Wisdom Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Chief Joseph Cross Country Ski Trail Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Recreation management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 04/19/2016
06/2016 Nathan Gassmann
406-784-2344
ngassmann@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove hazard trees over the course of 10 years, to reduce the risk posed to skiers and hikers on this trail system (over 7000 visitors annually) by commercial means if possible. Force account or service contracts will be employed otherwise.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36827
Location: UNIT - Wisdom Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana. COUNTY - Lemhi, Beaverhead, Ravalli. LEGAL - T 2S, R 19W, Sections 2, 3, 35, 36, Trail Creek Management Area, Big Hole Landscape
Chief Joseph Ski Trail Maintenance & Construction
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Nathan Gassmann
406-784-2344
ngassmann@fs.fed.us
Description: Project would re-shaping the existing road prism on the old log hauling routes used as ski trails and dig stumps on approximately 32 kilometers of cross country ski trails and construct a connector trail between Moose and Sentinel Meadow trails.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36828
Location: UNIT - Wisdom Ranger District. STATE - Idaho, Montana. COUNTY - Lemhi, Beaverhead, Ravalli. LEGAL - T 2S, R 19W, Sections 2 and 3 Trail Creek Management Area, Big Hole Landscape, a small portion of the trails overlaps on the Bitterroot and Salmon/Challis National Forests.
O'Dell Lookout Trail Reconstruction
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/23/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Roger Anderson
208-677-8303
rogeranderson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reroute and reconstruct approximately 4 switchbacks/climbing turns on about a half mile of non-motorized FS System Trail #3010 to the Odell Mountain Lookout in the West Pioneers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49401
Location: UNIT - Wisdom Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T3N, R13W, Section 18 Pioneer Landscape, West Pioneer Wilderness Study Management Area
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Wise River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clementine Exploration Drilling Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
10/19/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Licette Hammer
406-683-3911
lhammer@fs.fed.us
Description: Clementine Exploration LLC Proposes to core drill(2 holes one location) and access for continuing geological work on the Clementine Exploration LLC mining claims. The project is estimated to take a 10 days to complete.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49361
Location: UNIT - Wise River Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Silver Bow. LEGAL - Not Applicable West flank of Fleecer Ridge in the Fleecer IRA. The project is located in the Big Hole Landscape and South Fleecer Management Area.
Vipond Water Development
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/23/2016
Expected: 06/2016 08/2016 Juliana Willsen
406-832-3369
jiwillsen@fs.fed.us
Description: This project iwould move the Dry Hollow storage tank point of diversion in the Electric Fence pasture about 1740 feet, add a trough, and reconstruct 1.11 mi. of existing pipeline to protect a resource at the original point of diversion.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49398
Location: UNIT - Wise River Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Beaverhead. LEGAL - T2S, R10W, Sections 12, 13, 14 & 18 Pioneer Landscape, East Face Management Area
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