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, Grand River Ranger District
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Mckenzie Ranger District
- Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora 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 Oil and Gas RFDS SEIS
EIS
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
NOI in Federal Register
12/19/2012
Est. DEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/2015
Expected: 05/2015 05/2015 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, Grand River Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fishing Docks/Piers
EA
- Recreation management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2014
Est. Comment Period
08/2014
Expected: 09/2014 06/2015 Mary Haase
605-374-3592
mhaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct up to 2 ADA accessible fishing docks/piers at dam at Blacktail Trailhead.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44276
Location: UNIT - Grand River Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Perkins. LEGAL - NW Section 9 and SW Section 4, T20N, R16E Blacktail Trailhead in Pasture 9 on Grand River National Grassland.
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.
Telecommunications Cable Projects
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
02/27/2014
Expected: 04/2014 06/2014 Mary Haase
605-374-3592
mhaase@fs.fed.us
Description: Consolidated Telecom proposes to bury 7145 ft of fiber optic cable in Sec 35,T23N R11E. West River Telecom proposes to bury 2640 ft. fiber optic cable in NW Sec. 35, T130N R86W.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43747
Location: UNIT - Grand River Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota, South Dakota. COUNTY - Sioux, Perkins. LEGAL - Sec. 35, T23N, R11E, BHM and NW1/4 Sec. 35, T130N, R86W, 5th PM Consolidated Telecom - Grand River National Grassland; West River Telecom - Cedar River National Grassland
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Mckenzie Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
386 Headquarters Pipeline
CE
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2014
Actual: 07/10/2014
08/2014 Jamie Kienzle
701-842-2393
jamielkienzle@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will approve the installation of one range water pipeline across the McKenzie Ranger District. The pipeline is 5023 feet in length. This project will include a pipeline a stock tank and reclamation of the contaminated well.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44636
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Sections 22, 23 and 27, T146N, R105W, 5th PM, McKenzie County, North Dakota This project is located in the south west part of McKenzie County off county road five right before the Montana border
A103X Flowline Replacement
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
04/02/2014
Expected: 05/2014 06/2014 Cale Bickerdyke
701-227-7800
cebickerdyke@fs.fed.us
Description: The existing CMNU A103X flowline will be replaced. The project entails burying a 3-inch spooled fiberspar line for approximately 3,960 feet. It would be constructed within a 30 foot wide right-of-way that follows an existing road corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44251
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Section 3, T153N, R95W and Section 34, T154N, R95W, 5th PM, McKenzie County, North Dakota This project is located in the NE part of the McKenzie Ranger District, in the Charlson Oil Field.
Antelope 3D Seismic Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
06/11/2014
Expected: 08/2014 10/2014 Cale Bickerdyke
701-227-7800
cebickerdyke@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service has received a Notice of Intent from Hess Corporation to conduct oil and gas geophysical data gathering on 2938 acres of National Forest Systems lands.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44629
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 15, 19-23, and 26, T.153N., R.94W. and Section 3, T.152N., R.94W., 5th PM, McKenzie County, North Dakota
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. Section 20, T147N, R103W, 5th PM, McKenzie County, North Dakota
Burlington Resources Aiden 21-25MBH
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2012
Expected: 10/2014 02/2015 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the surface use associated with Burlington Resources exercising its Federal lease rights to drill, complete, and produce the proposed Aiden 21-25MBH oil well consistent with applicable requirements.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39164
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - NENW Section 25, T148N, R98W 15 miles south-southeast of Watford City, ND
Burlington Resources Ora 21-25H
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2012
Expected: 10/2014 02/2015 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve surface use associated with Burlington Resources exercising its Federal lease rights to drill, complete, and produce the proposed oil well consistent with current laws and regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39165
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - NENW Section 25; Twp 148N; R 98W 15 miles south-southeast of Watford City, ND
Enduro Operating, LLC North Branch 2-32F Saltwater Transfer Line
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/31/2014
Expected: 09/2014 10/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: This project will authorize a saltwater transfer line. It will transfer saltwater from the from the North Branch 22-35 water supply well to the North Branch 2-32F.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45064
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Section 35, T.148N., R.102W., and Section 2, T.147.N., R.102W., 5th PM Approximately 22 miles southwest of Watford City, ND
International Western Company water pumping facility and associated utilities
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
05/30/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Jeff Ingalls
701-842-2393
jingalls@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose for this facility is to distribute water for oil field exploration and development. Disturbance would be about 10.2 acres during construction but be about 0.3 acres for operation and maintenance following interim reclamation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44559
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable Sections 6, 7, and 18, T.153N., R.94W., Sections 1 and 12, T.153N., R.95W., and Section 31, T.154N., R.95W., all within the 5th PM, McKenzie Co, North Dakota.
McKenzie RD Pastures 2, 10, 11 Allotment Management Plan Revisions
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
01/18/2011
Est. Comment Period
11/2014
Expected: 01/2015 02/2015 Jessica Taylor
701-842-2393
jessicartaylor@fs.fed.us
Description: Revise allotment management plans in 22 allotments within Pastures 2, 10 and 11 of the McKenzie RD. This project is now subject to the recently published pre-decisional objection process described at 36 CFR 218.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=33475
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Not Applicable West-central area of the District, south of highway 68 and north of North Unit of TR National Park
Petro Hunt, LLC and Continental Resources, Inc. Proposed Oil Well Drilling
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
08/21/2013
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve necessary surface use associated with Petro Hunt, LLC and Continental Resources, Inc. 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=42700
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Sec. 17, T153N., R94W., Sec. 8, T153N., R94W., Sec. 31, T154N., R94W., 5th PM, McKenzie County, North Dakota. Approximately 30 air miles northeast of Watford City, ND. Located within the Charlson and Elm Tree Oil Fields.
Petro-Hunt LLC USA 150-104-24C-13-1H
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2012
Expected: 06/2015 08/2015 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve the surface use associated with Petro-Hunt exercising its Federal lease rights to drill, complete, and produce a proposed oil and gas well consistent with current law and regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39167
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - SESW Section 24; Twp 150N; Rng 104W 30 miles west of Watford City, ND
Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. Environmental Assessment for proposed oil and gas wells.
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
09/19/2013
Expected: 07/2014 08/2014 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.
Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. Wolverine Federal 3-31-30H
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/02/2012
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve necessary surface use associated with Slawson’s proposal to drill, complete, and produce an oil and gas well on their Federal oil and gas lease consistent with current laws and regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40608
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - SWSE Section 31, T153N, R93W Located approximately 31 air miles northeast of Watford City, ND
Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. Wolverine Federal 6-31-30TFH
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/02/2012
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve necessary surface use associated with Slawson’s proposal to drill, complete, and produce an oil and gas well on their Federal oil and gas lease consistent with current laws and regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40609
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - SWSE Section 31, T153N, R93W Located approximately 31 air miles northeast of Watford City, ND
Slawson Exploration Company, Inc. Wolverine Federal 7-31-30TFH
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/02/2012
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve necessary surface use associated with Slawson’s proposal to drill, complete, and produce an oil and gas well on their Federal oil and gas lease consistent with current laws and regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40610
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - SWSE Section 31, T153N, R93W Located approximately 31 air miles northeast of Watford City, ND
True Oil Red Wing Creek Master Development Plan
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
07/05/2014
Est. Comment Period
07/2014
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Joseph Groetsch
701-842-2393
jgroetsch@fs.fed.us
Description: The proposal includes access roads, underground electric and fiber optic lines, and saltwater, oil, fresh water, and gas pipelines, and any utilities or pipelines that may be necessary for production.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44946
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - T.147N., R.101W., and T.148N., R.101W., 5th Principal Meridian, McKenzie County, North Dakota. Approximately 20 southwest of Watford City, ND
Whiting Oil & Gas Tescher Ranch 11-9TFH Access Road
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Jeff Ingalls
701-842-2393
jingalls@fs.fed.us
Description: FS proposes to issue a special use permit to Whiting Oil & Gas Corporation to construct 3,330 feet of road to provide access to a proposed oil and gas well located on private surface.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39249
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Section 5, T145N, R104W, 5th PM 41 miles southwest of Watford City, ND
XTO Energy Inc Arlene Federal 44X-11
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2012
Expected: 10/2014 11/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve surface use associated with XTO Energy Incorporated exercising its 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=39191
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - SESE Section 11, Twp 149N, Rng 97W 11 miles east-southeast of Watford City, ND
XTO Energy Inc Cherry Creek 21X-15
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2012
Expected: 10/2014 10/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve surface use associated with XTO Energy Incorporated exercising its 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=39192
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - NWNW Section 15, Twp 149N, Rng 97W 11 miles southeast of Watford City, ND
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
XTO Energy Inc Johnson Federal 21X-15
EA
- Special use management
- Minerals and Geology
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2012
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve surface use associated with XTO Energy Incorporated exercising its Federal lease rights to drill, complete, and produce an oil and gas well consistent with current law and regulaton.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39193
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - NWNW Section 15, Twp 149N, Rng 97W 11 miles southeast of Watford City, ND
XTO Energy Inc Prairie Federal 31X-30
EA
- Minerals and Geology
- Special use management
In Progress
Comment Period
05/03/2012
Expected: 11/2014 12/2014 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service proposes to approve surface use associated with XTO Energy Incorporated exercising its Federal lease rights to drill an oil and gas well consistent with current law and regulation
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39188
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - NWNE Section 30, Twp 149N, Rng 96W 14 miles southeast of Watford City, ND
Zenergy, Inc. Tjelde USA 28-33H
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
11/02/2012
Expected: 06/2015 07/2015 Justin Hartel
701-842-2393
jhartel@fs.fed.us
Description: The Forest Service is proposing to approve necessary surface use associated with Zenergy, Inc's proposal to drill, complete, and produce an oil and gas well on their Federal oil and gas lease consistent with current laws and regulations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40607
Location: UNIT - Mckenzie Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - McKenzie. LEGAL - Lot 2 Section 21, T150N, R103W Located approximately 11 air miles southwest of Alexander, ND
Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Medora Ranger District R1 - Northern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Allotment #110
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/09/2014
10/2014 Robin Nieto
701-227-7800
rnieto@fs.fed.us
Description: Install a .75-mile pipeline and two tanks
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45566
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Slope. LEGAL - Section 29, T133, R102 Approximately 15 miles southwest of Amidon, ND.
Allotment 049 Water Pipeline and Stock Tank
CE
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2014
Actual: 09/09/2014
11/2014 Robin Nieto
701-227-7834
rnieto@fs.fed.us
Description: Livestock water tank and pipeline and remove dam
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42119
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Slope. LEGAL - NW 8-135-103 10 miles NW of Amidon, ND
Allotment 066 Replacement Range Water Developments
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Grazing management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/17/2014
Expected: 06/2015 06/2015 Nickole Dahl
701-227-7830
ndahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Move and install livestock tanks to replace reservoirs and dugouts that have been unusable due to poor water quality.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45780
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Slope. LEGAL - Sections 13 and 14-T136N-R101W Slope County, ND
Allotment 291 Livestock Pipeline Extension
CE
- Grazing management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/02/2014
10/2014 Jack Dahl
701-227-7832
jdahl@fs.fed.us
Description: Extend a pipeline from private land and replace two existing tanks that were fed by a non-functional spring development
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44709
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Golden Valley. LEGAL - Section 35, T137N, R103W Approximately 24 air miles sw of Medora, ND
Blankenship Private Road Special Use Permit
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
10/24/2014
Expected: 07/2015 07/2015 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.
Elkhorn Gravel Pit
EA
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
05/14/2012
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Mark Sexton
701-227-7824
msexton@fs.fed.us
Description: Development of private mineral gravel pit
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=37369
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - NW1/4 Section 34, T144N, R102W Approximately 25 air miles north of Medora, ND
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
Franks Creek Road Project
EA
- Watershed management
- Road management
Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2014
Actual: 05/09/2014
06/2015 Curtis Grudniewski
701-227-7856
cgrudniewski@fs.fed.us
Description: Billings County is proposing roadwork to approximately 5.0 miles of NFSR #734 including areas of new alignment (construction), road reconstruction and reclamation of abandoned alignment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42010
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - Sections 8 Township 141 North, Range 100 West and Section 12 Township 141 North, Range 101 West The project corridor is located approximately 13 miles northwest of Belfield, North Dakota.
GMX REsources Inc. Franks Creek Federal 24-8-1H
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2012
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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 In Progress
Scoping Start
05/17/2012
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 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
Golden West Electric Lines Bell Lake Area
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/02/2012
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Martina Thornton
701-227-7809
mthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Connect electric lines to various oil wells located along either side of NFSR#708
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39408
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Golden Valley. LEGAL - Sections 1, 12, 13, T143N, R103W, Golden Valley County, ND Approximately 20 air miles NW of Medora
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.
Midstate Telephone Replace 4,780 feet of Copper Cable with 5,670.02 Feet of Fiber Optic Cable
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 09/09/2014
10/2014 Martina Thornton
701-227-7809
mthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: Replace 4,780 feet of existing old copper telephone line with 5,670.02 feet of fiber optic line to upgrade service, provide internet capabilities to a private residence and allow for additional residential services if necessary
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43681
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - Section 5,T137N, R102W, Billings County, ND Approximately 11 air miles SW of Medora, ND
Upper Missouri G&T Cooperative Access Road
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 10/10/2014
11/2014 Martina Thornton
701-227-7809
mthornton@fs.fed.us
Description: 200 feet of access road to existing Medora Substation
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45684
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - Section 14, T139N, R102W Approximately 6 air miles SW of Medora, ND
Whiting Oil and Gas BSMU 1302 Flowline Replacement
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 07/11/2014
09/2014 Curtis Decker
701-227-7822
cdecker@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to replace a deteriorating steel line with approximately 3,400 ft. of new 3 inch high pressure fiberglass pipe
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42721
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section 13 and NW 1/4 Section 24, T142N, R101W Located approximately 14 air miles NE of Medora, ND
Whiting Oil and Gas BSMU 2410 Flowline Extension
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 07/11/2014
10/2014 Curtis Decker
701-227-7822
cdecker@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to extend an existing sement of line within the same trenches as the BSMU 1302 line replacement. Approximately 2,400 ft. of high pressure 3 inch fiberglass line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42727
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - SW 1/4 Section and NW 1/4 of Section 24, T142N, R101W Approximately 14 air miles NE of Medora, ND
Whiting Oil and Gas BSMU0706 Oil and Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 06/30/2014
10/2014 Curtis Decker
701-227-7822
cdecker@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to expand existing BSMU0705 well sete and drill additional well bore on same location. Pad would be enlarged by approximately 1.8 acres. No additional road construction required
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43728
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - SWSW Section 7, T142N, R100W Approximately 15 air miles NE of Medora, ND
Whiting Oil and Gas Corp Demores 21-11PH
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
03/07/2013
Expected: 12/2014 12/2014 Shawn Reisenauer
701-227-7826
sreisenauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Oil well, access road, and related facilities
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=41468
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - NEME 11-141-102 Approximately 10 miles northwest of Medora, ND
Whiting Oil and Gas Corp Pronghorn 11-14PH
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2014
Actual: 06/03/2013
10/2014 Shawn Reisenauer
701-227-7826
sreisenauer@fs.fed.us
Description: Oil well and related facilities
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40859
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - NENW 14-140-100 Approximately 12 air miles NE of Medora, ND
Whiting Oil and Gas, BSMU 1306 Oil and Gas Well
CE
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 04/2014
Actual: 07/02/2014
08/2014 Curtis Decker
701-227-7822
cdecker@fs.fed.us
Description: Proposal to construct a 3.5 acre well pad and 25' access road/approach on NFS lands to develop underlying Federal Mineral lease
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43696
Location: UNIT - Medora Ranger District. STATE - North Dakota. COUNTY - Billings. LEGAL - NE1/4NE1/4 Section 13-T142N-R101W Approximately 15 air miles NE of Medora, ND
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