Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- Custer National Forest, Ashland Ranger District
- Custer National Forest, Beartooth Ranger District
- Custer National Forest, Sioux Ranger District


Custer National Forest, Ashland Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Ashland Post-Fire Project
EIS

   *NEW LISTING*

   *UPDATED*
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 12/2000
Actual: 12/22/2000
03/2001 Kim Reid
406-255-1413
kreid@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposes several methods of treatments, used in combination or singularly, to remove or modify the arrangement of damaged trees and woody debris in the Stag and Tobin Fire areas.
Location: UNIT - Ashland Ranger District, Ashland Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powder River, Rosebud. LEGAL - Not Applicable Treatments within the Stag and Tobin Fire areas east of Ashland, MT.
Rosebud County Communications Site Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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, Ashland Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Rosebud. LEGAL - Not Applicable Ashland Ranger District
Custer National Forest, Beartooth Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Beartooth Electric Cooperative Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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, Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon, Stillwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Across Beartooth Ranger District.
Big Horn Electric Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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, Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pryor Mountain land unit.
Burnt Fork, Hogan Crk On/Off, Rock Crk, Sage Crk and Proposed Red Butte Allotments Rangeland Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2015
Actual: 07/06/2015
07/2015 Andrew Kelher
406-932-5155
akelher@fs.fed.us
Description: Comprehensive range planning (1995 Recissions Act) and analysis to determine the effects of livestock grazing.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37993
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District, Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - various Beartooth face and Pryor Mountains
Greater Red Lodge Vegetation and Habitat Management Project
EIS

   *UPDATED*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 05/19/2015
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
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, Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beartooth Ranger District.
Main Fork Rock Creek Road Maintenance and Watershed Improvement Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Watershed management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/31/2011
Expected: 04/2015 06/2015 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, 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
Northwestern Energy Red Lodge Mountain Special Use Modification
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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, Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area
Project Telephone Special User Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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, Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon, Stillwater. LEGAL - Not Applicable Beartooth Ranger District.
Switchback Ranch Roads Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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, Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Not Applicable Vicinity of Red Lodge Creek.
Yellowstone Radio Club Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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, 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
East Short Pines Restoration-Resiliency Project
EA
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
09/29/2014
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 05/2016 Tawni Cordell
605-797-4432
tdcordell@fs.fed.us
Description: Manage towards a mosaic of forest, grassland, and riparian vegetation to restore and improve overall function and resiliency of a fire-adapted ecosystem.
Location: UNIT - Sioux Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Harding. LEGAL - T16N, R3,4 E, Sections 7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,23, and 24, Principal Meridian and 7th Principal Meridians. East Short Pines land unit, Sioux Ranger District
Waimen Water Transmission Special Use Permit
CE

   *UPDATED*
- 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

   *UPDATED*
- 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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