Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Bitterroot National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger District
- Bitterroot National Forest, Sula Ranger District
- Bitterroot National Forest, West Fork Ranger District


Bitterroot 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
Bitterroot National Forest Travel Management Planning
EIS
- Recreation management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/07/2009
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/2015
Expected: 10/2015 12/2015 Chris Fox
406-777-5461 x7415
cfox@fs.fed.us
Description: This effort will result in clear standardized designations of where motorized recreation is appropriate, sustainable and desirable on the Bitterroot National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=21183
Location: UNIT - Bitterroot National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - Not Applicable Region 1, Bitterroot National Forest
Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Como Forest Health Project (FHP)
EIS
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/14/2015
09/2015 Sara Grove
406-821-3269
fs-comments-northern-bitterroot-darby@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed project would address immediate and long-term vegetation concerns resulting from the mountain pine beetle, reduce fire hazard, increase age and species diversity in forested stand, and protect the visual integrity of the recreation area
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33829
Location: UNIT - Darby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - R22W,T4N - Sections 13, 24, 25 and 36; R21W, T4N - Sections 17, 18, 19,20, 21, 28, 29,30,and 31 The proposed project is located on Forest Service lands on the Darby Ranger District. The project area is located north of Lake Como, between Lake Como and Lost Horse Road.
Darby Lumber Lands Watershed Improvement and Travel Management Project
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/02/2015
07/2015 Ed Snook
406-363-7103
esnook@fs.fed.us
Description: Road system management on acquired lands, including decomissioning and storage of roads, designation of OHV routes, and construction of OHV linking routes
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=36615
Location: UNIT - Darby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - Not Applicable Upper Sleeping Child watershed, approximately 12 air miles East of Darby, on Darby Ranger District
North Sleeping Child Grazing Allotment EA
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2014
Est. Comment Period
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Gilbert Gale
406-544-6321
ggale@fs.fed.us
Description: Analysis of the North Sleeping Child Grazing Allotment for reissuance of grazing permits.
Location: UNIT - Darby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - Sec 36 & portions of 35, T5N, R20W; Portions of Sec 31 & 32, T5N, R19W; Portions of Sec 1,2 & 3 T4N, R20W; Sec or portions of Secs 6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13, PB38, PB39, PB40 & PB41 T4N, R19W Two Bear Creek on the Darby Ranger District
Bitterroot National Forest, Sula Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cameron Blue Ecoburn
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2013
Expected: 09/2015 11/2015 Sara Grove
406-821-1251
sgrove@fs.fed.us
Description: Prescribed burning to reduce natural fuels while maintaining the historic fire return interval. Small tree thinning will occur within plantations and around residual trees.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30739
Location: UNIT - Sula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - T3N, R 18W, Sections 31, 32, T2N, R18W, Sections 4-8, 16-22, 27-29 T2N, R19W, Sections 1, 12, 13, 24. Cameron Creek, Lyman Creek, Jennings Camp Creek, and Guide Creek.
Meadow Vapor
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2015
Expected: 12/2016 05/2017 Amy Fox
406-363-7120
amyvfox@fs.fed.us
Description: The Meadow Vapor project proposes to treat accumulated fuels in the East Fork of the Bitterroot watershed in order to modify the potential for extreme fire behavior, especially along the National Forest boundary.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42988
Location: UNIT - Sula Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - T2N, R17W, Sections 9, 10, 15, 16, 19-22, 28-30 and T2N, R18W, Sections 23-27 Project area is located approximately 11 mile NE of Sula, MT. Treatment units are located on National Forest land in close proximity to the Springer Bonanza subdivision on private land.
Bitterroot National Forest, West Fork Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bitterroot Outfitters Proposal
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Debra Gale
406-821-3269
ddgale@fs.fed.us
Description: Add spring hunts to existing camp authorized for summer and fall hunts
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Sec 15, T26N, R15E On Selway RIver in Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness
Reroute on the Indian Ridge trail #10.0
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/11/2015
Expected: 10/2015 08/2016 Mark Smith
406-821-1218
markrsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a proposal to reroute 565' of new construction to avoid 235' of existing trail at steep grades of 35%.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42017
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - T28N R13E Sec5 and T28N R15E Sec7 There many locations throughout the entire Indian Ridge trail #10. Access is from the Indian Creek trailhead.
Sheep Creek Culvert Replacement
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
12/12/2014
Expected: 08/2015 08/2017 Mike Jakober
406-821-3269
mjakober@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace the existing culvert on NFSR 6223 with an aquatic organism passage structure. The existing culvert is a barrier to the upstream movement of fish and other aquatic organisms.
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - T 29 N, R 14 E, Section 29, NW 1/4 NFSR 6223 crossing of Sheep Creek, tributary to the Selway River. Idaho County, Idaho.
Storm Creek Outfitters Proposal
EA
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Debra Gale
406-821-3269
ddgale@fs.fed.us
Description: Exchange three existing fall hunt camp locations with no overnight stock containment for three new locations (two adding summer use and overnight stock containment and one adding spring bear hunts, summer and no overnight stock containment).
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Proposed camps: Sec 5, T26N, R14E; Sec 11, T25N, R14E; Sec 24, T27N, R14E; Kit Carson water line: Sec 4, T27N, R15E Frank Church - RIver of No Return Wilderness
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