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, 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
09/2014
Expected: 09/2014 01/2015 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
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
06/17/2013
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2014
Expected: 02/2015 05/2015 Sara Grove
406-821-3269
sgrove@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
In Progress
Scoping Start
12/16/2013
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 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
01/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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
Mill Creek Project
CE
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Nathaniel Barber
406-821-4294
nbarber@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed commercial harvest includes 75 acres of ground-based logging in the ponderosa pine stand adjacent to and south of the Mill Creek trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44616
Location: UNIT - Stevensville Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - Township 6 North Range 21 West Section 4 adjacent to and south of the Mill Creek trailhead
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
On Hold N/A N/A 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
- Road management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2014
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
09/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 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
Hughes Creek Firewood Sale
CE
- Forest products Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Tracy Anderson
406.821.4279
tlanderson@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposed activities of this project are to fell and remove beetle-killed pine trees (mostly lodgepole pine, a few ponderosa pine) from four small units totaling about 36 acres.
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Ravalli. LEGAL - T1S,R22WSec14(OW5) T1S,R22WSec15(OW4) T1S,R22WSec23(OW6) T1S,R22WSec23(OW3) T2S,R22WSec10(Hughes1) T2S,R22WSec10(OW1) T2S,R22WSec34(OW2) T2S,R21WSec33(Hughes3) T2S,R21WSec34(Hughes4) T3S,R21WSec5(Hughes2) Approximately 3 miles SE of Painted Rocks Reservoir
Relocation on Divide North trail #16
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mark Smith
406-821-1218
markrsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a 400' reroute to avoid steep grades on the trail.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42016
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - R15E T28N SecPB42 The trail reroute will be located 5 miles north from the Nez Perce Pass trailhead.
Reroute Selway River trail #4 at Magruder RS
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Mark Smith
406-821-1218
markrsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This will be a 100' reroute on the Selway River trail at the Magruder RS trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42018
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - R14E T27N Sec3 This is loacated at the Magruder Ranger Station, trailhead for the Selway River trail. It will relocate the trail behind the barn fromm the SST area.
Reroute on Hell's Half Mountain Trail #8
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mark Smith
406-821-1218
markrsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This is aproposal for two relocatiions on trail #8. Reroute one will be a 3500', and reroute two will be 1250' of new trail construction to avoid steep grades.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42011
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - R16E T27N Sec27 and R16E T27N Sec27 One and one half miles from the Hells Half Mountain trailhead.
Reroute on the Indian Ridge trail #10
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2014
Expected: 07/2015 09/2015 Mark Smith
406-821-1218
markrsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a proposal to reroute many locations on the trail to avoid steep grades.
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.
Reroute on the Saint Joe trail #392
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mark Smith
406-821-1218
markrsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This is a 1200' trail reroute from the trailhead. It is to avoisd steep sections on the existing trail, and bring the trail grade to 10%.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42019
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - R22W T10N Sec30 This will be a trail relocation from the Little Saint Joe trailhead.
Reroutes on Shoup-Elk City Trail #19
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/04/2013
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Mark Smith
406-821-1218
markrsmith@fs.fed.us
Description: This is for a 1200' and 1300' reroute on the trail to avoid steep trail grades.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42013
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - R13E T26N Sec10 and R13E T26N Sec14 This project is 2 and 3 miles from the Salmon Base Camp trailhead.
Selway-Wilderness Outfitters Proposal
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Debra Gale
406-821-3269
ddgale@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to increase authorized service days associated with flights that ingress and egress the same day for purpose of day-use from 20 service days to 80 service days.
Location: UNIT - West Fork Ranger District. STATE - Idaho. COUNTY - Idaho. LEGAL - Sec PB41, T30N, R13E Running Creek Ranch
Storm Creek Outfitters Proposal
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2012
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 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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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.