Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

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- R1 - Northern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Gallatin National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Gallatin National Forest, Big Timber Ranger District
- Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District
- Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District
- Gallatin National Forest, Livingston Ranger District
- Gallatin National Forest, Yellowstone Ranger District


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
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
Aspen Restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/02/2014
06/2015 Jodie Canfield
406-495-3854
jecanfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to restore aspen through a variety of tools across the entire forest as funding and opportunity permits
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41966
Location: UNIT - Gallatin National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Forestwide
Aspen restoration
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 Jodie Canfield
406-587-6739
jecanfield@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to restore aspen throught a variety of tools across the entire forest as funding and opportunity permits
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41967
Location: UNIT - Gallatin National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin, Park, Sweet Grass. forest wide
Gallatin Forest Plan Amendment to Remove or Replace Outdated Management Direction (Clean Up Amendmen
EA
- Land management planning In Progress
Scoping Start
08/25/2009
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 01/2015 03/2015 Steve Christiansen
406-587-6750
schristiansen@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal would remove outdated, ineffective and/or unclear standards and other direction from the Gallatin National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (i.e. Forest Plan)
Location: UNIT - Gallatin National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin, Madison, Meagher, Park, Sweet Grass. LEGAL - All forest Amendment would apply to the entire Gallatin National Forest.
Gallatin National Forest, Big Timber Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Sweet Grass Integrated Resource Resiliency and Restoration
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
06/14/2013
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 12/2014 06/2015 Barb Ping
406-522-2558
bping@fs.fed.us
Description: Use of mgmt tools:planned fire,wildland fire use,hand/mechanical thinning,pile burning,conifer/shrub planting $ seeding of native grasses and forbs to enhance/maintain resiliency of vegetative /ecological conditions in areas burned by 2006 Derby Fire
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41100
Location: UNIT - Big Timber Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sweet Grass. 10-20 miles Southeast of Big Timber within National Forest lands burned in the 2006 Derby Fire (Deer Creeks, Derby, West Bridger Drainages)
Gallatin National Forest, Bozeman Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
South Bridger Interface Project EA
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Comment Period
02/14/2014
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Amy Waring
406-255-1451
alwaring@fs.fed.us
Description: Thin approximately 250 acres of mature/over mature forest vegetation on NFS lands adjacent to Bridger Bowl to a basal area ranging between 80 and 100 square feet per acre.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40676
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Section 30, Township 1 North, Range 7 East and Section 6, Township 1 South, Range 7 East, Gallatin County, Montana The project is geographically located within and immediately south of Bridger Bowl in the vicinity of Slushman Creek.
Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fall River electric cooperative Inc. storage yard expansion
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/01/2012
Expected: 04/2013 04/2013 Frank Cifala
406-932-5155
fcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: amendment to existing special use permit
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - S1/2 NE 1/4 Sec. 29, T. 13 S., R. 5 E. A minor expansion of an authorized facility located on Hebgen Lake RD
Whitebark Pine Enhancement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
07/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Cary Frost
406-823-6967
cfrost@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will involve mechanical, non-commercial removal of non-whitebark conifers from stands that contain or are directly adjacent to live whitebark pine trees and prescribed burns within conifer stands that contain beetle-killed whitebark pine
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Hebgen Lake Ranger District-wide
Gallatin National Forest, Livingston Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Park Electric Cop
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2013
Expected: 03/2013 06/2013 Frank Cifala
406-932-5155
fcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Install buried power distribution line in E. Fork Mill Creek roadway. Remove overhead line.
Location: UNIT - Livingston Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Park. LEGAL - E 1/2 Section 13, T6S., R9E., NW 1/4 Section 17 and Section 18, T6S., R10E., PM., MT East Fork Mill Creek, Yellowstone Ranger District
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
03/2015
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Andrew Kelher
406-823-6-65
akelher@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: 09/2014 10/2014 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
Renfrow Water Transmission Line
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/01/2011
Expected: 08/2014 09/2014 Frank Cifala
406-587-6713
fcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Authorization of an existing historic water transmission line
Location: UNIT - Yellowstone Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sweet Grass. LEGAL - Unsurveyed, Section 13, T5S, R12E. Main Boulder Drainage, vicinity of Miller Creek
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