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):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Custer National Forest , Beartooth Ranger District
- Custer National Forest , Custer National Forest All Units


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Incorporating Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans (Wyoming)
EIS
- Land management planning
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Cancelled N/A N/A Danielle Chi
801-625-5667
dkchi@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service will be a cooperating agency with the BLM (lead agency) in preparing programmatic EISs to incorporate greater sage-grouse conservation measures into land management plans, including the Thunder Basin NG plan, through plan amendment
Web Link: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse/eastern.html
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable UNIT - Thunder Basin NG portion of the Medicine Bow-Routt NF; WY; multiple counties involved
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 In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2014
Expected: 07/2014 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
- Recreation management
- Special use 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
07/2014
Expected: 11/2014 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 Vegetation and Habitat Management Project
EIS
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/18/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
08/2014
Expected: 11/2014 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: 07/2014 08/2014 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
Custer National Forest , Custer National Forest All Units R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Nichols Trail
CE
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/31/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Allie Wood
406-446-2103
awood01@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct a non-motorized trail from Nichols Creek drainage to the base of the RLM ski area. The proposed trail would begin approximately 1.3 miles at the southern terminus of the Nicholas Creek road #2478 and would end approx. 2.25 at base of RLM.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44898
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - T7S, R19E, Sections36 and 25. Nicholas Crk Drainage.
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