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):
- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Custer National Forest, Ashland Ranger District
- 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
Stillwater Mining Company's Iron Creek and West Fork Stillwater Exploration Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
01/30/2017
Expected: 12/2017 06/2018 Dan Seifert
406-446-4520
dseifert@fs.fed.us
Description: Stillwater Mining Company (Stillwater) is proposing exploratory drilling at up to thirty-six drill sites over a six year period in the Iron Creek area and a single drill site in the area of the West Fork of the Stillwater River.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48921
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sweet Grass. LEGAL - Not Applicable T5S, R14E, Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15 and 16 and T5S, R135E, Section 1, Sweetgrass County, MT
Custer National Forest, Ashland Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Rosebud County Communications Site Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 Kimberly Vivian
406-784-2344
kimberlyfvivian@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of communications sit, private mobile radio service special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Ashland Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Rosebud. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ashland Ranger District
Threemile Restoration and Resiliency Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/04/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 09/2018 05/2019 Mark Slacks
406-255-1450
mslacks@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage this fire adapted ecosystem towards a mosaic of forest, woody draw, & grassland vegetation that restores & improves ecosystem resiliency. Use commercial timber harvest, prescribed fire, and non-commercial treatments to achieve this outcome.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52677
Location: UNIT - Ashland Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powder River. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approximately 9 air miles southeast of Ashland, MT in the Home Creek, Threemile Creek, and Tenmile Creek drainages. South of Hwy. 212 bounded on the north, south and west sides by non-FS lands.
Custer National Forest, Beartooth Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beartooth District - Pryor Mountains Unit Abandoned Mine Closure
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 09/2017 05/2018 Robert Grosvenor
406-848-7375 ext.28
rgrosvenor@fs.fed.us
Description: Identification, assessment, and closure of abandoned mine features that pose a physical or environmental safety hazard on lands in the Pryor Mountains unit of the Beartooth District.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pryor Mountains Unit on the Beartooth Ranger District
Beartooth Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Renewal
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Gail Plovanic
406-848-7375
gaillplovanic@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use renewal for electric cooperative.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon, Stillwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across Beartooth Ranger District.
Big Horn Electric Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Gail Plovanic
406-848-7375
gaillplovanic@fs.fed.us
Description: Special use permit renewal for electric transmission lines.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pryor Mountain land unit.
DNRC Red Lodge Creek Road Easement
EA
- Land ownership management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2017
Expected: 09/2018 11/2018 Ken Coffin
406-446-4529
kcoffin@fs.fed.us
Description: DNRC is seeking an all rights easement across National Forest Lands to access approximately 9 sections of state land in the Red Lodge area.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Lodge Creek Area
Kanvick Communications Site Lease Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Gail Plovanic
406-848-7375
gaillplovanic@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of special use permit for single user communication site.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beartooth Ranger District.
Northwestern Energy Red Lodge Mountain Special Use Modification
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2015
Expected: 02/2016 04/2016 Gail Plovanic
406-848-7375
gaillplovanic@fs.fed.us
Description: Minor re-route of Northwestern Energy distribution line. Amendment to existing special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area
Project Telephone Special User Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Gail Plovanic
406-848-7375
gaillplovanic@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of Special Use Permit to Project Telephone.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon, Stillwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beartooth Ranger District.
State of Montana DNRC West Fork Rock Creek stream gage.
CE
- Watershed management
- Special use management
- Land ownership management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 11/2017 Jeff Gildehaus
406-446-4584
jgildehaus@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed stream gage installation would comprise of mounting 2%u201D galvanized pipe and 1%u201D poly pipe to the underside of the Silver Run Road Bridge. Included is a hand dug trench and a 6'x6' stream gage house.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T8S, R19E, Section 11 West Fork Rock Creek bridge at Silver Run Trailhead
Switchback Ranch Roads Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 04/2015 05/2015 Gail Plovanic
406-848-7375
gaillplovanic@fs.fed.us
Description: Renew special use permit for private roads.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vicinity of Red Lodge Creek.
Yellowstone Radio Club Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Gail Plovanic
406-848-7375
gaillplovanic@fs.fed.us
Description: Special Use Permit renewal for single user communication site.
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beartooth Ranger District.
Custer National Forest, Sioux Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sioux Ranger District Outfitter/Guide Permit Renewal
CE
- Recreation management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Meghan Reedy
605-797-4432
mrreedy@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of priority use outfitter/guide permit totaling 25 day use service days in the South Cave Hills, Slim Buttes and East Short Pines of South Dakota. Crooked Creek Outfitters has 25 service days for hunting in the aforementioned land units.
Location: UNIT - Sioux Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Harding. LEGAL - Not Applicable South Cave Hills, Slim Buttes and East Short Pines land units of the Sioux Ranger District.
Waimen Water Transmission Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Kimberly Vivian
406-784-2344
kimberlyfvivian@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of water transmission line special use permit.
Location: UNIT - Sioux Ranger District. STATE - Montana, South Dakota. COUNTY - Carter, Harding. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sioux Ranger District
West River Telephone Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/24/2014
Expected: 02/2015 04/2015 Kimberly Vivian
406-784-2344
kimberlyfvivian@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of special use permit for RUS telephone lines on NFS lands.
Location: UNIT - Sioux Ranger District. STATE - Montana, South Dakota. COUNTY - Carter, Harding. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sioux Ranger District
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