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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- Flathead National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Flathead National Forest , Flathead National Forest All Units
- Flathead National Forest , Hungry Horse Ranger District
- Flathead National Forest , Swan Lake Ranger District
- Flathead National Forest , Tally Lake Ranger District


Flathead National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Betty Baptiste
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Road management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/05/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
10/2014
Expected: 04/2015 07/2015 Michele Draggoo
406-387-3827
mdraggoo@fs.fed.us
Description: A project to increase forest productivity/diversity/health; provide forest products; manage/improve wildlife habitat & security; improve fish passage; improve recreation/safety values in recreation sites; & improve scenic views along Road 38.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40128
Location: UNIT - Spotted Bear Ranger District, Hungry Horse Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. The project area is located on the east side of Hungry Horse Reservoir, bounded to the north by Paint Creek, to the south by South Dry Parks Creek and to the east by the Great Bear Wilderness boundary
Flathead National Forest , Flathead National Forest All Units R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anna Creek Cabin Rental Project
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 10/2014 07/2015 Sadie Campbell
406-387-3814
sacampbell@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to add Anna Creek Workcenter to the cabin rental program
Location: UNIT - Hungry Horse Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. LEGAL - Not Applicable Anna Creek Cabin is located approximately 22 miles south of the Hungry Horse Dam on National Forest System Road (NFSR) 895, also known as the West Side Hungry Horse Reservoir Road, and 26 miles from the town of Hungry Horse
Condon Mountain Fire Salvage Project
EA
- Forest products In Progress
Scoping Start
04/11/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
04/2014
Expected: 09/2014 12/2014 Michele Draggoo
406-387-3827
mdraggoo@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage of fire-affected trees within a small portion of a 5000 acre fire in the Condon Mountain area on the Swan Lake Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41913
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead, Missoula. LEGAL - Not Applicable 3 miles east of Condon, Montana
Northwestern Energy Natural Gas Pipeline Repair
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2014
Expected: 06/2014 09/2014 Chris Prew
406-387-3818
chrisprew@fs.fed.us
Description: Covering an exposed natural gas pipeline in Essex Creek
Location: UNIT - Hungry Horse Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. LEGAL - Not Applicable 26 miles northeast of West Glacier, Montana in the Middle Fork Flathead River drainage (near Essex, Montana)
Flathead National Forest , Hungry Horse Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Heinrude Fuels Reduction Project
CE
- Fuels management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/17/2013
Expected: 04/2014 07/2014 Michele Draggoo
406-387-3827
mdraggoo@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuel reduction acitivities (reducing tree density and ladder fuels) adjacent to Heinrude homesites.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40388
Location: UNIT - Hungry Horse Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. Westside of the Hungry Horse Reservoir (adjacent to Road 895) in the Heinrude Creek area
Flathead National Forest , Swan Lake Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2014-2018 Whitebark Pine Planting Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress

01/24/2014
Expected: 05/2014 07/2014 Sue Tebay
406-837-7521
stebay@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposed to plant whitebark pine seedlings on approximately 300 acres of suitable ground within the Condon Mountain Fire burn area. The planting would occur annually on approximately 60 acres of suitable ground for the next 5 years (2014-18).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43572
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T21N R16W Sections 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22 Project is located in the Swan Valley, east of Condon, in Missoula County, Montana .
Beaver Creek Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/17/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
10/2014
Expected: 03/2015 07/2015 Sue Tebay
(406)837-7521
stebay@fs.fed.us
Description: Project will reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire and reduce fuels; improve habitat for wildlife; improve forest health; improve watershed conditions; remediate invasions of exotic species; and provide wood products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43968
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is bordered by Lindbergh Lake and the Mission Mountains Wilderness to the west, the Swan River to the north, Hwy 83 to the east, and the Lolo National Forest to the south.
Chilly James Restoration Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/18/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
05/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Beth Gardner
406-837-7508
bgardner@fs.fed.us
Description: Watershed restortion project to improve fish habitat in the Jim and Cold Creek Watersheds. These two watersheds contain important bull trout spawning habitat. Jim Creek is considered "impaired" by the MT DEQ.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42508
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lake, Missoula. LEGAL - Secs 4-9, 16-18 T20N R17W; Secs 1-5, 8-12, 14-16 T20N R18W; Secs 3-10, 15-22, 27-34 T21N R17W; Secs 1-4, 8-17, 20-29, 32-36 T21N R18W; Secs 20-21, 28-34 T22N R17W; Sections 34-36 T22N R18W This project is located within the Jim and Cold Creek watersheds of the Swan River valley, including smaller, unnamed watersheds between them.
Cold Jim Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Management Project
EA
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period Public Notice
02/19/2014
Est. Objection Period Legal Notice
06/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Sue Tebay
(406)837-7521
stebay@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to harvest timber and interplant on approximately 1245 acres of NFS lands. An estimated 1185 acres of this harvest activity is located within the Wildland Urban Interface.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38024
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lake, Missoula. LEGAL - T22N, R17W Sections 21, 28, 290, 31-34; T21N, R17W Sections 3-10, 15-22, 27-33, T21N, R18W Sections 1-4, 8-17, 20-29, 32-36; T20N, R18W Sections 1-5, 8-12, 14-15; T20N, R17W Sections 5-6. The project area lies in the Swan Valley, three miles northwest of the community of Condon MT.
Crane Mountain Trail System Expansion
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Joleen Dunham
406-837-7510
jdunham@fs.fed.us
Description: Improving non-motorized trail opportunities in the urban interface
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Lake. LEGAL - T25N R18W, T26N R19W Swan Lake Ranger District, Crane Mountain area west of Swan Lake
Red Butte Fish Barrier Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress

01/23/2014
Expected: 04/2014 08/2014 Beth Gardner
406-837-7508
bgardner@fs.fed.us
Description: Fish migration barrier installation upstream of the mouth of Red Butte Creek. Barrier would consist of a concrete dam about 6-feet high x 64-feet wide; the barrier would back water upstream for about 30 feet; rock placed upstream to avoid ponding.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43587
Location: UNIT - Swan Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Missoula. LEGAL - T19N R17W Section 4 Located on Red Butte Creek near its confluence with Kraft Creek.
Flathead National Forest , Tally Lake Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Martin Creek Resource Management Project
EA
- Road management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2012
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
02/2014
Expected: 05/2014 10/2016 Bryan Donner
406-758-3508
bdonner@fs.fed.us
Description: A project to improve forest tree structure and species composition, reduce hazardous fuels, maintain and improve wildlife habitat, improve recreation opportunities, maintain water quality and aquatic habitat, and provide commercial wood products.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38754
Location: UNIT - Tally Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. LEGAL - T32N R25W Sections 1-2,10-16, and 21-24: T32N R25W Sections 3-6, 7-15, and 17-18; T33N R25W Sections 33 and 34 This project is located in the Martin Creek Drainage of the Tally Lake Ranger District approximately 15 miles northwest of Whitefish, MT.
Radnor Resource Management Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Road management
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/22/2014
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
03/2014
Expected: 08/2014 01/2017 Tamara MacKenzie
406-758-3528
tlmackenzie@fs.fed.us
Description: A project to improve forest tree structure and species composition, reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities, provide commercial wood products, and improve water quality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43573
Location: UNIT - Tally Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project is located immediately Northwest of Olney, MT. This is the northern border of the Tally Lake Ranger District.
Swaney Range Allotment Project
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/22/2013
Est. Comment Period Public Notice
03/2014
Expected: 07/2014 06/2015 Tamara MacKenzie
406-758-3528
tlmackenzie@fs.fed.us
Description: An analysis to update the Allotment Management Plan for the Swaney Range Allotment consistent with Forest Plan goals and objetives while protecting natural resources.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43398
Location: UNIT - Tally Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. LEGAL - T31N R25W Multiple Sections, T31N R24 W Multiple Sections The project is located in the central portion of the Tally Lake Ranger District.
Taylor Creek Easment to DNRC
CE
- Special use management
- Road management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Tamara MacKenzie
406-758-3528
tlmackenzie@fs.fed.us
Description: This project would grant the Montana Department of Natural Resources and easment to construct two segments of permanent road, over existing templates, on National Forest System lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43657
Location: UNIT - Tally Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Flathead. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located approximately seven miles north of Whitefish, MT.
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