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, 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
2015 Hazardous Mine Closures
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 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 - Custer National Forest All Units, Gallatin National Forest All Units. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Custer, Gallatin, Park, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Yellowstone. LEGAL - Not Applicable Multiple locations in identified mining districts across the Forest.
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 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Gallatin Forest Plan Amendment to Remove or Replace Outdated Management Direction (Clean Up Amendmen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
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 01/2015 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Description: The proposal would remove outdated, ineffective and/or unclear standards and other direction from the Gallatin National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (i.e. Forest Plan)
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=27201
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, Bozeman Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Battle Ridge Campground Hazard Tree Removal
CE
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2014
Expected: 02/2015 06/2015 Susan Lamont
406-823-6976
slamont@fs.fed.us
Description: Remove hazard trees in campground area. Trees impacted from insect and disease may be removed for firewood or commercial product.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45506
Location: UNIT - Bozeman Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Not Applicable Battle Ridge Campground, Bridger Canyon, Bozeman Ranger District
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
Gallatin National Forest, Hebgen Lake Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Energy West Oil and Gas Pipeline Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Frank Cifala
406-587-6713
frankcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of an existing special use permit for the Energy West Oil and Gas Pipeline.
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Sec. 15, 22, and 27 T13S, R5E Along Hwy. 191.
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
Hebgen Basin Transfer Station Special Use Permit Renewal
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Developing Proposal Expected: N/A Frank Cifala
406-587-6713
frankcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a new special use permit for the Hebgen Basin/West Yellowstone Transfer Station.
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Sec. 3, T13S, R5E 1 mile north of West Yellowstone, MT along Hwy. 191.
North Hebgen Multiple Resource Projects
EA
- Fuels management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
- Road management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
09/2014
Expected: 08/2016 10/2017 Teri Seth
406-522-2539
tseth@fs.fed.us
Description: This is an integrated treatment project designed to meet multiple objectives. Treatment methods include harvest or removal of commercial size and non-commercial trees with machinery, by hand and through prescribed burning.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45491
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Portions of T11S, R5E Secs 4-10,15-22,27-34;T12S,R5E Secs 3-10,15-22,27-34;T13S,R5E, Secs 3,4,9,10;T11S,R4E secs 1-36;T12SS,R4E,Secs 1-12;T11S,R3E,Secs 1,2,111-14,23-25. 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.
Pat Povah Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Frank Cifala
406-587-6713
frankcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a private road special use permit on the Hebgen Lake Ranger District.
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - Sec. 23, T13S, R4E Hebgen Lake Ranger District
Troy White Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Frank Cifala
406-587-6713
frankcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Renewal of a Special Use Permit for a private road on Hebgen Lake Ranger District
Location: UNIT - Hebgen Lake Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Gallatin. LEGAL - NE and NW Sec 26, T13S, R4E Hebgen Lake Ranger District
Whitebark Pine Enhancement Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/21/2014
Expected: 10/2014 06/2015 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
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44781
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
Burnt Leather Ranch Burn Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/28/2013
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Frank Cifala
406-587-6713
frankcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Reissuance of a special use permit for a burn
Location: UNIT - Yellowstone Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sweet Grass. LEGAL - NW1/4 Sec. 36, T3S, R11E West Boulder River Drainage
East Paradise Range Recession
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2013
Est. Comment Period
03/2015
Expected: 08/2015 07/2016 Barb Ping
406-522-2570
bping@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: 05/2015 07/2015 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
Shields River Fish Barrier
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 12/2014 08/2015 Clint Sestrich
406-823-6985
csestrich@fs.fed.us
Description: A concrete fish barrier will be constructed at an existing crossing of the Shields River at the Shields River Campground to secure approximately 25 miles of habitat for Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45508
Location: UNIT - Yellowstone Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Meagher. LEGAL - Not Applicable NFSR #844 Shields River bridge at the Shields River Camp
Sweet Grass Integrated Resource Resiliency and Restoration
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/26/2014
Expected: 01/2015 05/2015 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 - Yellowstone Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Sweet Grass. LEGAL - Not Applicable 10-20 miles Southeast of Big Timber within National Forest lands burned in the 2006 Derby Fire (Deer Creeks, Derby, West Bridger Drainages)
Triangle Telephone Coop Service Line Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2014
Expected: 01/2015 04/2015 Frank Cifala
406-587-6713
fcifala@fs.fed.us
Description: Install new overhead and buried communications service line via Special Use Permit.
Location: UNIT - Yellowstone Ranger District. STATE - Montana. COUNTY - Park, Sweet Grass. LEGAL - Sec. 14, T4S, R12E Main Boulder River drainage off of county road.
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