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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- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Custer National Forest , Beartooth Ranger District
- Custer National Forest , Sioux Ranger District


R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Closure of all identified hazardous mine openings on Gallatin and Custer NF across multiple district
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2014
Expected: 05/2014 08/2014 Robert Grosvenor
406-848-7375 ext.28
rgrosvenor@fs.fed.us
Description: Closure of all identified hazardous mine openings across multiple districts on Gallatin and Custer National Forests
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43218
Location: UNIT - Custer National Forest All Units, Gallatin National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Custer, Gallatin, Park, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Gallatin and Custer National Forests
Custer National Forest , Beartooth Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beartooth Recreational Trails Assoc. Winter Trail Grooming
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2013
Expected: 01/2014 01/2014 Jeff Gildehaus
406-446-4584
jgildehaus@fs.fed.us
Description: BRTA proposes to groom a portion of the West Fork Rock Creek Road #2071 for nordic cross-country skiing.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T.8S., R.19E., Sec. 2 beginning at the winter gate closure near Timbercrest Girl Scout Camp to Cascade Campground in T.7S., R.18E., Sec. 36., Principal Meridian and 6th Principal Meridians. Beginning at the winter gate closure near Timbercrest Girl Scout Camp to Cascade Campground in the Beartooth Mountains West Fork Rock Creek Road #2071.
Burnt Fork, Hogan Crk On/Off, Rock Crk, Sage Crk and Proposed Red Butte Allotments Rangeland Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/21/2011
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
03/2014
Expected: 09/2014 01/2015 Terrill Jones
406-446-2103
tcjones@fs.fed.us
Description: Comprehensive range planning (1995 Recissions Act) and analysis to determine the effects of livestock grazing.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - various Beartooth face and Pryor Mountains
Greater Red Lodge Forest and Habitat Management Project
EA
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 Amy Waring
406-255-1451
alwaring@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction within the wildland urban interface (WUI). Increase the diversity of vegetation, including aspen and deciduous riparian species. Manage for resilient conditions in face of large disturbance events.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41368
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable West Red Lodge Creek, Nichols Creek, Willow Creek on the Beartooth Face, Carbon County MT
Main Fork Rock Creek Road Maintenance and Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- Road management
- Watershed management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2011
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Amy Waring
(406) 683-3948
amywaring@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct road mtc, reconstruction, & minor alignment adjustments along the length of the road (approx. 10.7 mi). Activities include gravel re-surfacing, ditch maintenance, replace & add culverts, replace Hellroaring bridge & vegetation clearing.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T9S, R19E, Sec(s) 7, 8, 18, & 19; T9S, R18E, Sec(s) 24, 25, 26, & 33-35. Main Fork Rock Creek Road
Pryor Mountain Road Access Project
EA
- Road management On Hold N/A N/A Amy Waring
(406) 683-3948
amywaring@fs.fed.us
Description: Pursue the Powerline Road as legal permanent access into the northern portion of the Pryor Mountain land unit of the Beartooth Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38899
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. Pryor Mountains land unit, southwester corner of the Crow Indian Reservation
Stillwater Mining Company's Blitz Ridge 2014 Surface Exploration Drilling Plan of Operation
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress

12/28/2013
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Dan Seifert
406-446-4520
dseifert@fs.fed.us
Description: Exploratory core drilling proposed and reclamation at 8 drill sites accessed via helicopter. Up to five holes would be drilled at each site. Total proposed ground disturbance is approximately 0.3 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43461
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Stillwater. LEGAL - T5S, R16E, Sections 29 and 30 and T5S, R15E, Sections 24 and 25, Principal Meridian and 6th Principal Meridian. Benbow area %u2013 Nye Creek, Burnt Creek, and Prairie Creek.
Custer National Forest , Sioux Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014 Slim Buttes AML Safety Closure Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/18/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Tawni Cordell
605-797-4432
tdcordell@fs.fed.us
Description: The Sioux District proposes to reclaim uranium prospect pits in the Slim Buttes, over the next few years. Reclamation will involve use of a Bobcat to push in the excess piles, reshape the surface, re-seed sites, may require incidental tree removal.
Location: UNIT - Sioux Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Harding. LEGAL - Sec. 25,28, 36 T19N R7E; Sec 8 T18N R7E; Sec 25, 26 T17N R7E, Principal & Black Hills Meridian. Slim Buttes, 10th Upper Rabbit Creek, Clarks Fork Creek, South Fork Grand River White Hill Creek drainages.
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