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):
- Projects Occurring Nationwide
- Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District
- Nebraska National Forest, Fort Pierre Ranger District
- Nebraska National Forest, Wall Ranger District


Projects Occurring Nationwide
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Land ownership management
- Facility management
- Recreation management
- Forest products
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Land acquisition
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Fuels management
- Special use management
- Road management
- Minerals and Geology
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Heritage resource management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
11/2016
Expected: 06/2018 07/2018 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Location: UNIT - All Districts-level Units. STATE - All States. COUNTY - All Counties. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
Projects Occurring in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project
EIS
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A David Loomis
303-275-5008
dloomis@fs.fed.us
Description: Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=30630
Location: UNIT - Grand Valley Ranger District, Norwood Ranger District, Gunnison Ranger District, Paonia Ranger District, Yampa Ranger District, Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, Pine Ridge Ranger District, Boulder Ranger District, Canyon Lakes Ranger District, Sulphur Ranger District, Salida Ranger District, Mancos/Dolores Ranger District, West Zone/Sopris Ranger District, East Zone/Dillon Ranger District, Ashley National Forest All Units. STATE - Colorado, Nebraska, Utah. COUNTY - Dawes, Daggett, Uintah, Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Eagle, Grand, Gunnison, Jackson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Mesa, Montrose, Routt, Saguache, San Juan. LEGAL - Not Applicable Linear transmission lines located in Colorado, Utah, and Nebraska
Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bessey Woody Encroachment Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/27/2016
Expected: 07/2016 07/2016 Tedd Teahon
308-533-2257
tteahon@fs.fed.us
Description: Removing Eastern red cedar from grasslands
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49547
Location: UNIT - Bessey Ranger District. STATE - Nebraska. COUNTY - Blaine, Thomas. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System lands in Thomas and Blaine Counties
McKelvie Rehabilitation and Decommissioning
EA
- Facility management On Hold N/A N/A Timothy Buskirk
308-533-2257
tbuskirk@fs.fed.us
Description: Decomissioning the residence, carpenter shop,oil storage, flammable storage, radio and horse barn buildings and rehabilitating the office, metal storage shed and shop storage shed at the the Samuel R. McKelvie N.F. Administrative Site
Location: UNIT - Bessey Ranger District. STATE - Nebraska. COUNTY - Cherry. LEGAL - NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 1; T31N; R33W; P.M.BH Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest of the Bessey Ranger District
Road Use Permit to Access the Chat Canyon Wildlife Management Area
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Special area management
Cancelled N/A N/A Julie Bain
505-757-6121
jbain@fs.fed.us
Description: Issue a road use permit to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 1/2 mile of road across National Forest System lands on the Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest. The permit would allow NGPC to issue permission slips to permitted hunters.
Location: UNIT - Bessey Ranger District. STATE - Nebraska. COUNTY - Cherry. LEGAL - T32N, R32W, Section 3 The existing road is about ½ mile long and located in the Hockenbary West pasture of the Andrews-Hockenbary allotment. The road follows the fenceline from Forest Road 603 to private land.
Nebraska National Forest, Fort Pierre Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Stony Butte Assessment
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
06/2016
Expected: 09/2016 11/2016 Darrin Jons
605-642-4622
djons@fs.fed.us
Description: A resource assessment of approximately 11,000 acre of the Fort Pierre National Grassland.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49627
Location: UNIT - Fort Pierre Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Lyman. LEGAL - Approximately 9 miles north Vivian, South Dakota. Approximately 9 miles north of Vivian, South Dakota
Nebraska National Forest, Wall Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cheyenne River Area Range Allotment Management Plan
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
01/25/2016
Expected: 08/2016 09/2016 Chancey Odell
605-279-2125
chanceyodell@fs.fed.us
Description: Range Allotment Management Plan
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46400
Location: UNIT - Wall Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Pennington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wall, SD
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This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.