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.

Report Contents (click to jump to a section):
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Grand River Ranger District
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Mckenzie Ranger District
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora Ranger District
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Sheyenne Ranger District


Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dakota Prairie Grasslands Monitoring Plan Transition
CE
- Land management planning In Progress
Comment Period
05/10/2016
Est. Comment Period
06/2016
Expected: 06/2016 06/2016 Robert Swithers
701-989-7319
robertsswithers@fs.fed.us
Description: The DPG has begun a process to realign its LRMP with the 2012 Final Planning Rule (see: 36 Code of Federal Regulations 219). In particular, the DPG will address the purpose of the monitoring plan program set forth in 36 CFR 219.12(a)(1).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49161
Location: UNIT - Dakota Prairie Grasslands All Units. STATE - North Dakota, South Dakota. COUNTY - Billings, Golden Valley, Grant, McKenzie, Ransom, Richland, Sioux, Slope, Corson, Perkins, Ziebach. LEGAL - Not Applicable Dakota Prairie Grasslands
Dakota Prairie Oil and Gas RFDS SEIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
12/19/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
05/2016
Expected: 10/2016 10/2016 Karen Dunlap
701-250-4463 x105
kdunlap@fs.fed.us
Description: Supplemental EIS prepared to analyze the changed oil and gas development pattern on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands. This project will supplement the 2001 Northern Great Plains Management Plans Revision FEIS.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40652
Location: UNIT - Dakota Prairie Grasslands All Units. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings, Golden Valley, Grant, McKenzie, Sioux, Slope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Little Missouri and Cedar River Grasslands Units
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Consolidated Telecom Proposed Telephone Line Upgrade Special Use Permit Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Christina Henderson
787-888-5611
christinachenderson@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a special use permit to Consolidated Telecom for construction, operation and maintenance of 40.13 miles of fiber optic telecommunication cable and mandatory above ground structures.
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District, Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings, McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grassy Butte, ND and surrounding areas.
Little Missouri National Grassland Prairie Dog Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress Expected: N/A Arden Warm
701-227-7815
awarm@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing a program of prairie dog management, including responding to unwanted encroachment onto non-National Forest System land and diverting colonies away from non-NFS land. Adaptive management will allow for future actions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47604
Location: LEGAL - Not Applicable 1,025,000 acres of the Little Missouri National Grassland
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Grand River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Grand Electric and Moreau-Grand Electric Lines
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/09/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Mary Haase
605-374-3592
mhaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Bury electric lines in various locations on the Grand River National Grassland.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44427
Location: UNIT - Grand River Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Corson, Perkins. LEGAL - Not Applicable Grand Electric lines are located in various locations in Perkins County on Grand River National Grassland. Moreau-Grand line is located in Corson County on Grand River National Grassland.
West River Telephone Special Use
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/08/2015
Expected: 08/2015 09/2015 Mary Haase
605-374-3592
mhaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Bury fiber optic telecommunications line.
Location: UNIT - Grand River Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Perkins. LEGAL - NE Section 25, T19N, R14E. Along County Road 4 in Perkins County, SD.
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Mckenzie Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Antelope Master Development Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
04/28/2016
Expected: 11/2016 03/2017 Cale Bickerdyke
701-227-7800
cebickerdyke@fs.fed.us
Description: Master Development plan would authorize agencies to approve ten well pad expansions or new pads and authorize 54 wells to facilitate development of federal and private minerals for Petro-Hunt, Continental Resources and Slawson Exploration Company.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49342
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - T. 153N, R. 93W, Sections 31-32, T. 153N, R. 94W, Sections 10, 14-15 and T. 153N, R. 95W, Section 11 Northeastern McKenzie County
Basin Electric Geotechnical Soil Investigations
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/15/2014
Expected: 06/2014 07/2014 Jeff Ingalls
701-842-2393
jingalls@fs.fed.us
Description: The geotechnical investigation would drill 12 boreholes with a max. borehole diameter of 6 in. and varying from 30-40 ft using an all-terrain rig with a footprint of approx. 210 sq feet. This investigation is needed to determine soil characteristics.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44478
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable The geotechnical investigation is proposed in sections 21, 25, and 35, T.145N, R98.W, Section 18, T.147N., R98W., and sections 13 and 24, T.147N., R99W., 5th PM, McKenzie County, North Dakota.
Basin Electric Power Cooperative Gap Substation Expansion
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
09/04/2012
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Jeff Ingalls
701-842-2393
jingalls@fs.fed.us
Description: The project consists of constructing two 17.4 MVAR capacitor banks on a roughly rectangular parcel immediately adjacent to the existing Gap Substation. The area permitted for the substation addition is approximately 4.40 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40058
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Section 20, T147N, R103W, 5th PM, McKenzie County, North Dakota
Cherry Creek
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
07/08/2016
Expected: 11/2016 01/2017 Heidi Hoppman
701-842-2393
heidimhoppman@fs.fed.us
Description: XTO, Burlington and Slawson submitted proposals for new pad development and expansions of existing pads in the Cherry Creek Area. This proposal allows the companies to develop their federal minerals through the development of these wells.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49886
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable T 149N, R 96 &97N
McKenzie County Rural Water Pipeline
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
07/11/2016
Est. Comment Period
01/2017
Expected: 04/2017 04/2017 Lee Blaschke
701-683-4342
lblaschke@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of rural water pipeline by McKenzie County for approximately 11 miles.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49902
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - T153N R96W Sections 5, 6; T153N R97W Sections 1, 12, 13; T148N R102W Section 10; T148N R103W Sections 4, 5, 6, 9; T149N R103W Sections 19, 29, 32, 33, 34, 5th PM, McKenzie County, ND. McKenzie County, North Dakota
McKenzie Electric Proposed Three Phase Underground Lines Upgrade Special Use Permit Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/13/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Christina Henderson
787-888-5611
christinachenderson@fs.fed.us
Description: To issue a special use permit to McKenzie Electric for construction, operation and maintenance of 5,091 feet of three phase line along County Road 10 and 3,818 feet of three phase line along County Road 34.
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable South of County Road 10 and County Road 34 in McKenzie County, North Dakota.
Pastures 3 and 5 Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Watershed management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Grazing management
In Progress
Scoping Start
04/26/2016
Est. Comment Period
02/2017
Expected: 08/2017 08/2017 Wesley Hartmann
(701) 842-8511
wbhartmann@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal is to continue to authorize livestock grazing as a management tool on 32 allotments within Pastures 3 and 5 on the McKenzie RD, Dakota Prairie Grasslands. It is designed to maintain or improve vegetation and other ecosystem functions.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49364
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Pastures 3 & 5 on the McKenzie Ranger District, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, McKenzie County, North Dakota.
Peregrine Petroleum 9-16
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
10/31/2015
Expected: 03/2016 04/2016 Heidi Hoppman
701-842-8512
heidimhoppman@fs.fed.us
Description: Peregrine Petroleum is proposing to construct three wells on one well pad in Section 9, T.146N., R.102W., 5th Principal Meridian, McKenzie County, North Dakota. This project is a private mineral estate and is located in the Red Wing Creek area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48768
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Burlington Fee 9-16, NWNW Section 9, T.146N., R.102W., 5th Principal Meridian Approximately 40 miles southwest of Watford City, ND
Petro-Hunt 153-95-18B New Oil Wells on Existing Well Pad
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
08/04/2015
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Cale Bickerdyke
701-842-8502
cebickerdyke@fs.fed.us
Description: Petro-Hunt L.L.B. seeks to drill three new oil and gas wells on an existing 153-95-18B well pad to exercise its right to develop federal oil and gas leases according to the terms of the lease.
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Section 18, T153N, R95W From Keene, travel north on Highway 23 for 3 miles to an intersection and then continue north on County Road #55 for 8.3 miles and then west on NFSR #869 to where the access road.
Petro-Hunt USA 153-95-1A-7-2H New Oil Wells on Existing Well Pad
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 11/2015
Actual: 07/12/2016
08/2016 Cale Bickerdyke
701-842-8502
cebickerdyke@fs.fed.us
Description: Petro-Hunt L.L.C. seeks to drill four new oil and gas wells on an existing 153-95-1A-7-2H well pad to exercise its right to develop federal oil and gas leases according to the terms of the lease.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47476
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Section 1, T153N, R95W NWNE Section 1, T153N, R95W, 5th PM
Petro-Hunt USA 153-95-1B-7-3H New Oil Wells on Existing Well Pad
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/27/2015
Expected: 11/2015
Actual: 07/12/2016
10/2016 Cale Bickerdyke
701-842-8502
cebickerdyke@fs.fed.us
Description: Petro Hunt L.L.C. seeks to drill four new oil and gas wells on an existing 153-95-1B-7-3H well pad to exercise its right to develop federal oil and gas leases according to the terms of the lease.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47475
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Section 1, T153N, R95W SWNW Section 1, T153N, R95W, 5th PM, McKenzie County
Reservation Telephone Cooperative Proposed Telephone Line Upgrade Special Use Permit Project
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
08/18/2015
Expected: 09/2015 09/2015 Christina Henderson
787-888-5611
christinachenderson@fs.fed.us
Description: This permit would authorize the installation of a fiber optic line replacing existing copper telephone line along with some new line installation on National Forest System (NFS) lands on the McKenzie Ranger District, McKenzie County, North Dakota
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Northern McKenzie Ranger District along roads, 869, 1806, Hwy 85, and 829.
SM Energy Development of Bear Den Oil Wells
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/10/2015
Est. Comment Period
09/2015
Expected: 11/2015 12/2015 Heidi Hoppman
701-842-8512
heidimhoppman@fs.fed.us
Description: SM Energy proposes an expansion of an existing pad, where the Bear Den Federal 4-30H well is located, and the creation of a new pad to drill a total of eight oil and gas wells within the Bear Den Oil field.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47415
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Pad expansion would be from NWNW Section 30 to SWSW Section 19 T149N, R95W. New pad would be on NWNW Section 30, T149N, R95W. Drilling activities would be in the Bear Den Oil Field
Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. Environmental Assessment for proposed oil and gas wells.
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve necessary surface use associated with Slawson Exploration Company's proposal to drill, complete, and produce an oil well on their Federal oil and gas lease consistent with current laws.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42863
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - T147N, R105W. This project area is located 40 miles southwest of Watford City, ND. Generally this project is located within the Squaw Gap Oil Field.
XTO Energy Inc Cross Federal 32X-20
CE
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/03/2012
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve surface use associated with XTO Energy Incorporated exercising their Federal lease rights to drill, complete, and produce an oil and gas well consistent with current law and regulation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39190
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - SWNE Section 20, Twp 148N, Rng 104W 33 miles southwest of Watford City, ND
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
2016 Hay Permit
CE
- Grazing management Cancelled N/A N/A Nickole Dahl
701-227-7830
ndahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Haying on 27 acres of Allotment 045 for the purpose of removing stagnant, non-productive grasses which are affecting production of vegetation. Project canceled due to hay crop ruined by storm.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49668
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Slope. LEGAL - Section 2, T143N, R100W Approximately 27 acres of Allotment 045 along the northern section line of Section 2, T143N, R 100W
Allotment 048 Range Water Development
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/25/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Nickole Dahl
701-227-7830
ndahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Drill a range water well and install a range water livestock tank, with an alternate 4,300 feet range water pipeline instead of well to connect livestock tank with existing water source.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49584
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - Not Applicable SW 1/4 Section 18, T136N, R104W to NE 1/4 Section 13, T136N, R105W
Allotment 067 Replacement Range Water Development
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/25/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Donna Fouts
701-227-7834
dvfouts@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a buried range water pipeline connected to an existing water source, and install two range water livestock tanks. After complete, will rehabilitate reservoir.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49520
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Golden Valley. LEGAL - SW1/4 NE1/4 Section 5, T136N, R106W Golden Valley County, ND
Allotment 233 Range Water Development
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/25/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 Chris Fox
406-777-5461 x7415
cfox@fs.fed.us
Description: Installing a buried range water pipeline, connecting to an existing water source, and installing a range water livestock tank.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49522
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Golden Valley. LEGAL - SW1/4 NE1/4 Section 33, T140N, R100W Billings County, ND
Allotment 268 Range Water Development
CE
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
05/25/2016
Expected: 07/2016 08/2016 David Hancock
701-227-7840
davidhancock@fs.fed.us
Description: Drill a range water well, install a buried range water pipeline, and install two range water livestock tanks.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49523
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - SW1/4 SW1/4 Section 8, T138N, R100W Billings County, ND
Billings County Private Road Special-use Application
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
03/02/2015
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Martina Thornton
701-227-7809
mthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Billings County seeks a permit to use 2,500 feet of existing road and construct a portion of road on NFS lands to access a gravel pit on private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46353
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - Sections 19 and 24 of T142N, R102W 14 miles north of Medora
Blankenship Private Road Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Martina Thornton
701-227-7809
mthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Re-construct access road from public to private land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45775
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - Section 2-T138N-R102W Eight miles south of Medora. Proposed road would access the Blankenships' private land located in Section 3, T138N, R102W.
Bridger Pipeline LLC's Little Missouri Loop Pipeline
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
06/15/2016
Expected: 11/2016 12/2016 Cathy Walsh
701-227-7818
cewalsh@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct approximately 10 miles of 16-inch steel crude pipeline in various sections, T138-140N, R100-103W, Billings and Golden Valley counties, North Dakota.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49641
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings, Golden Valley. LEGAL - S 23-24, 27, 29-30, T138N, R102W, Golden Valley Co.; S 1, 11, 15, 18, T138N, R101W; S 13-14-15 & 18, T138N, R102W; S 5, T138N, R100W; S 33, T139N, R100W, S 33, T140N, R100W; Billings Co. Starts north of Fryburg and leaves Forest Service land 12 miles east of Golva, North Dakota
Elkhorn Ranchlands LRMP Amendment
EIS
- Land management planning On Hold N/A N/A Sherri Schwenke
701-250-4443
sschwenke@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend the 2002 Dakota Prairie Grasslands LRMP to include the acquired 5,100 acre Elkhorn Ranchlands and associated range allotments (18,000 additional NFS acres).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=25800
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. North and west of Medora, ND
GMX Resources Inc. Franks Creek Federal 24-8-1H
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Shawn Reisenauer
701-227-7826
sreisenauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Oil well and associated lines
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39321
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - SWSE Section 8, T141N, R100W SWSE Section 8, T141N, R100W
GMX Resources Inc. Little Missouri Federal 24-10-1H
CE
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Shawn Reisenauer
701-227-7826
sreisenauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Oil well and associated lines
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39325
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - SWSE Section 10, T141N, R100W SWSE Section 10-T141N-R100W
Greater Sage-grouse Plan Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment
EIS
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land management planning
In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
05/21/2014
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
11/2014
Expected: 09/2015 10/2015 Cristi Corey-Luse
559-359-5608
ccoreyluse@fs.fed.us
Description: Plan amendment to incorporate management direction for Greater sage-grouse habitat needs. For additional information on Sage-grouse Amendments in planning on other National Forests please see: http://www.fs.usda.gov/r4
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44386
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Golden Valley, Slope. LEGAL - Not Applicable Priority and general habitats for the GRSG in Slope and Golden Valley Counties, ND.
Pronghorn Expansion Oil and Gas Wells
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
06/02/2016
Expected: 09/2016 10/2016 Jason Dekker
701-227-7821
jdekker@fs.fed.us
Description: Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. proposes to construct three new pad developments, housing seven wells, within the Park Oil Field in Billings County, ND. This proposal will allow Whiting to develop its federal and private minerals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49614
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - SWSW and SESW of Section 12 and NENE of Section 15 T140N, R100W, Billings County, ND Approximately five miles northwest of Belfield, ND
West Rhame Road Repair and Maintenance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management Cancelled N/A N/A Martina Thornton
701-227-7809
mthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: This project canceled due to duplication with project #49872. Slope County proposes a roadway reconstruction project with aggregate surfacing and culvert replacements project on CMC 4417, aka West Rhame Road.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49873
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Slope. LEGAL - Sections 11 and 14, T133N, R104W 4.25 miles northwest of Rhame, North Dakota
West Rhame Road Repair and Maintenance
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Road management In Progress
Scoping Start
12/10/2015
Expected: 08/2016 07/2017 Martina Thornton
701-227-7809
mthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Slope County, with ND DOT, proposes a roadway reconstruction of aggregate surfacing and culvert replacements on CMC 4417, aka West Rhame Road, to provide a 32-foot wide driving surface. The project crosses 1.5 miles of National Forest Service land.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49872
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Slope. LEGAL - Sections 11 and 14, T133N, R104W 4.25 miles northwest of Rhame, North Dakota
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Sheyenne Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Southwest Sheyenne Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Grazing management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2016
Expected: 09/2017 03/2018 Bernadette Braun
701-683-4342
bbraun@fs.fed.us
Description: The project includes grazing, prescribed burning, mowing, removing invasive trees, reseeding/interseeding, mechanical treatments, herbicide treatment, installation of range improvements as activities to move towards meeting grassland plan direction.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48905
Location: UNIT - Sheyenne Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Ransom, Richland. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project area is the southwest corner of the Sheyenne National Grassland
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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.