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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- 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
Fly Wilbur / North Whitetail Restoration Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/27/2016
Expected: 05/2016 06/2016 Amy Waring
406-255-1451
alwaring@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore forested landscapes through site preparation for forest regeneration and tree planting on up to 2,459 acres in the Fly Wilbur and North Whitetail project areas, which burned in the 2012 Ash Creek Fire.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48547
Location: UNIT - Ashland Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Powder River. LEGAL - Not Applicable Approx 15 miles east of Ashland MT in Powder River County. North of Highway 212 to the Beaver Stacy Road (FSR 4769). Fly Wilbur: T3S, R46 & 47 E. North Whitetail: T1S, R46 & 47E; R2S, R46 & 47E
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
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
- 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.
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.
Main Fork Rock Creek Road Maintenance and Watershed Improvement Project
CE
- 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. 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
- 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.
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
East Short Pines Restoration-Resiliency Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
01/20/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Amy Waring
406-255-1451
alwaring@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.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44824
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
- 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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