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.

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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, Stevensville 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
2017 Bitterroot Stand Improvement Thinning Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2017
Expected: 10/2017 05/2018 Amy Campbell
406-777-7421
aacampbell@fs.fed.us
Description: Non-commercial thinning of small trees in stands previously harvested, planted and are now densely stocked. Thinning will increase tree health and vigor, and reduce the risk of mountain pine beetle caused mortality and large fires in the future.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51131
Location: UNIT - Bitterroot National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - Not Applicable Units are scattered across the Bitterroot National Forest.
Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Canyon Creek Fuels Reduction
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/15/2017
Expected: 11/2017 04/2018 Jacquie Parks
406-821-4268
jmparks@fs.fed.us
Description: Small tree thinning, handpiling, and prescribed fire on approximately 250 acres within the Wildland Urban Interface/Inventoried Roadless Area. Treatments will help to reduce ladder and surface fuels within the Wildland Urban Interface.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51995
Location: UNIT - Darby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - T6N R21W Sec 20 & Sec 29 Project is located at the 3 miles west of Hamilton near the Canyon Creek Trailhead and south along the private land boundary to Barley Creek
Darby Lumber Lands Phase 2
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/13/2017
Est. Comment Period
09/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Ed Snook
406-363-7103
esnook@fs.fed.us
Description: Road system and vegetation management, commercial timber harvest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49700
Location: UNIT - Darby Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located along the Forest boundary, east of Darby, from Robbins Gulch watershed at the south end to Little Sleeping Child in the north. Rye Creek and North Fork Rye Creek are the larger streams in the project area.
North Sleeping Child Grazing Allotment EA
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2014
Est. Comment Period
10/2017
Expected: 02/2018 03/2018 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, Stevensville Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Gold Butterfly
EIS
- Recreation management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/09/2017
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
03/2018
Expected: 10/2018 09/2019 Sara Grove
406-375-2608
fs-comments-northern-bitterroot-stevensville@fs.fed.us
Description: Project to harvest, thin, and prescribe burn forest stands to improve resilience to insects, disease, and wildfire and restore the fire return intervals. Move trailheads and manage roads to improve stream conditions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51486
Location: UNIT - Stevensville Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - T.6N.R.18W. sec.1-12, 16-20, 29,30, T.6N.R.19W. sec. 1,2,10-15,22-27, T.7N.R18W.sec. 2-36,T.7N.R.19W. sec. 1,2,11-14,22-27,34-36, T.8N.R.18W.sec. 20,21,28-34 On the east side of the Bitterroot Valley, from Little Three Mile Creek south to Saint Clair Creek and from the Bitterroot Forest boundary east to the boundary with the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF.
Sawmill Undetermined Roads
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/08/2017
Expected: 09/2017 11/2017 Marilyn Wildey
406-363-7101
mwildey@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes to decommission 12.1 miles and store 2.9 miles of unneeded, non-system roads that are grown in with vegetation and pose no resource concerns. No physical ground disturbance is proposed other than installation of one Kelly hump.
Location: UNIT - Stevensville Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - T8N R18W Sec(s)16, 17, 18, 20 Project located in the Sawmill Drainage, accessible from County Road 2700, the Burnt Fork Road, to NFSR 710 in the Sawmill drainage.
Bitterroot National Forest, West Fork Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jays Test Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*
- Forest products
- Facility management
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
08/16/2017
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2017
Expected: 09/2017 09/2017 Anthony Smith
406-266-3425
amsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a test project
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Big Horn. LEGAL - Not Applicable Montana
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