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 Gallatin National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Custer Gallatin National Forest, Beartooth Ranger District
- Custer Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District
- Custer Gallatin National Forest, Gardiner Ranger District
- Custer Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District
- Custer Gallatin National Forest, Yellowstone Ranger District


Custer Gallatin National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Hazardous Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/15/2015
Expected: 04/2016 05/2016 Robert Grosvenor
406-848-7375 ext.28
rgrosvenor@fs.fed.us
Description: Physical closure of identified mine hazards across multiple districts oof the Custer-Gallatin National Forest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45499
Location: UNIT - Gallatin National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana, South Dakota. COUNTY - Gallatin, Park, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations in identified mining districts across the Forest.
Custer Gallatin National Forest, Beartooth Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Red Lodge Mountain Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management
- Special use management
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/12/2016
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 08/2016 03/2017 Jeff Gildehaus
406-446-4584
jgildehaus@fs.fed.us
Description: An exchange of Federal and non-Federal lands of approximately equal value, located within and near the ski area permit boundary. The exchange also includes the proposed acquisition of trail easements to improve public access to nearby NFS lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46287
Location: UNIT - Beartooth Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Carbon. LEGAL - Non-Federal Lands:T7S,R19E,sec.22,S1/2SE1/4;sec.26,S1/2NE1/4 SE1/4;sec. 27,E1/2NE1/4 SE1/4;sec.35,NE1/4. Federal Lands:T7S,R19E,portions of sec.25 and sec. 26. A land exchange proposal at Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area, located on the Beartooth Ranger District of the Custer Gallatin National Forest, in Carbon County, Montana.
Custer Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bridger Forest Health Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Fuels management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2016
Expected: 05/2017 05/2017 Teri Seth
406-522-2539
tseth@fs.fed.us
Description: Intermediate and/or regeneration harvest to reduce the risk or extent of, and increase the resiliency to insect and disease infestation while providing wood products to local mills.
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Bridger Mountains north of Bozeman Montana. The project area under consideration is north of Bridger Bowl Ski Area north to the Flathead Pass vicinity.
Forest Road 642 - Middle Fork Flathead Road Relocation
EA
- Road management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 06/2016 09/2016 Brian McNeil
406-522-2536
bmcneil@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to move a short section of Road 642 from private land onto national forest in the NE corner of Sec 16 and rejoin the original road location. This will improve the location and maintenance, move it away from the stream, avoid pvt land
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - T3N, R6E, Section 16, NE 1/4 North of Flathead Pass in the north Bridger Mountains, before the Troy Creek trailhead.
Millie Fire Salvage
CE
- Forest products
- Road management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2013
Expected: 04/2013 05/2013 Teri Seth
406-522-2539
tseth@fs.fed.us
Description: Salvage fire killed trees within 2 tree lengths of forest rds in and adjacent to the Millie Fire perimeter to reduce hazards to rd users & rd maintenance. Roadside salvage is estimated <300 acres. Salvage may also be considered on another 200 ac.
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - T5S, R5E, Sections 3, 9-12, 15, 16 Within or adjacent to the Millie Fire up Storm Castle Creek
Moose Creek Recreation Site Improvement and Stream Bank Restoration Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 10/2016 Wendi Urie
406-522-2535
wurie@fs.fed.us
Description: (1)The project aims to improve stream bank stability and reduce erosion along the Moose Creek Campground and Day Use Area. (2)Goal 2 is to improve river access at the campground and day use area by creating steps, ramps or other structures and fences
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - T5S R4E; SE 1/4 Sec. 36 Moose Creek Day Use Area and Campground along the Gallatin River north of Big Sky, Montana
North Fork Spanish Creek Westslope Cutthroat Trout (WCT) Restoration
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/11/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 05/2017 08/2017 Bruce Roberts
406-522-2520
broberts@fs.fed.us
Description: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP), Custer Gallatin National Forest (CGNF) and a private landowner are jointly proposing to restore native westslope cutthroat trout to the headwaters of the N FK Spanish Cr drainage in the Spanish Peaks.
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Madison. LEGAL - T5S, R2E and T4S, R2E North Fork of Spanish Creek, Bozeman Ranger District
Spire Rock Campground Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Recreation management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2016
Expected: 05/2016 10/2016 Susan Lamont
406-823-6976
slamont@fs.fed.us
Description: Commercial and non-commercial removal of hazard trees in the Spire Rock Campground. Work would occur in the winter of 2016.
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Spire Rock Campground approximately 25 miles south of Bozeman Montana on Hwy 191
Custer Gallatin National Forest, Gardiner Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Proposed Shooting Star Ranch Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management
- Recreation management
- Land acquisition
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/30/2015
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 10/2016 11/2016 Robert Dennee
(406) 587-6701
robertldennee@fs.fed.us
Description: The US would convey 590 acres to Shooting Star Ranch (SSR) in 2 parcels adjacent to SSR lands. The US would acquire 583 acres of private land in the Slip & Slide (Rigler Ranch) area. These lands adjoin NFS land and Montana FWP land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48017
Location: UNIT - Gardiner Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Non-fed land: Sec 1,2,11,12: Parcels A-1, B-1, C-1 and E-1 of Cert of Survey No. 2168RB. Fed land: Sec 32: W1/2 & SE1/4. Sec 30: E1/2 SE1/4, S1/2 SW1/4 SE1/4, & S1/2 N1/2 SW1/4 SE1/4 Cinnabar Basin and Slip & Slide areas north of Gardiner, Montana.
Custer Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
North Hebgen Multiple Resource Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Road management
- Forest products
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
04/2016
Expected: 02/2017 05/2017 Teri Seth
406-522-2539
tseth@fs.fed.us
Description: Fuels reduction in the wildland-urban interface, wildlife hab improvement in aspen, whitebark pine,forest health treatments etc. Treatment methods include harvest or removal of commercial size and noncommercial trees with machinery,by hand,pres burn
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45491
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. From Tepee drainage on the Hebgen Lake Ranger District south to the north shore of Hebgen Lake, west to Cabin Creek and east to the Yellowstone Park boundary.
South Cinnamon Stock Tank Installation Project
CE
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
04/2016
Expected: 05/2017 06/2017 Reggie Clark
406-522-2542
rmclark@fs.fed.us
Description: Installation of 2 stock tanks on the South Cinnamon Grazing Allotment to replace the water sources that were wiped out in a landslide in 2010. One tank would have a pond within the landslide as the source. The other tank would use a seep/spring area.
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - SW Sec 4 and NE Sec. 5, T9S, R4E North side of Taylor Fork road, 1 to 2 miles west of Highway 191, between Cameron Draw and Meadow Creek
Custer Gallatin National Forest, Yellowstone Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
East Paradise Range Recession
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2013
Est. Comment Period
04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 07/2016 Chauntelle Rock
406-222-1892
crock@fs.fed.us
Description: This is to study six open grazing allotments and determine if reauthorization of grazing is warranted
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41485
Location: UNIT - Yellowstone Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - Not Applicable Yellowstone Ranger District, south of I-90 each of Hwy. 89 S. Grazing allotments: Suce Cr C&H, 6-Mile Cr S. C&H, Mill Creek C&H, Pine Cr C&H, Elbow C&H
Miminagish Organization Camp
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/11/2012
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Jane Ruchman
406-587-6966
jruchman@fs.fed.us
Description: Master Plan development and conversion of obsolete Special Use Permit to current format for the Miminagish Organization Church Camp in the Main Boulder canyon, Yellowstone Ranger District
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=38106
Location: UNIT - Yellowstone Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sweet Grass. LEGAL - T5S, R12E, Section 26 Main Boulder Road
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