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 in more than one Region (excluding Nationwide)
- Nebraska National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District
- Nebraska National Forest, Fall River Ranger District
- Nebraska National Forest, Pine Ridge Ranger District
- Nebraska National Forest, Wall Ranger District


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 In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
09/27/2013
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/2014
Expected: 03/2014 04/2014 Christopher Wehrli
435-896-1053
clwehrli@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.
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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Cain Creek Land Exchange
EA
- Land ownership management In Progress
Comment Period
09/16/2013
Expected: 12/2014 02/2015 Cindy Hockelberg
605-673-9238
chockelberg@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposed land exchange between The Nature Conservancy, a Not for Profit Corporation and the Forest Service. The primary purpose of the Cain Creek Land Exchange exchange is to consolidate land ownership where private and National Forest System (NFS
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=39610
Location: UNIT - Nebraska National Forest All Units. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Fall River. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Federal parcels proposed for exchange are located across the Buffalo Gap National Grassland from the Towns of Hots Springs to Kadoka. All legal descriptions reference the Black Hills Meridian and
Nebraska National Forest, Bessey Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
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
Nebraska National Forest, Fall River Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Dappen Apiary Special Use Permit
CE
- Special use management Cancelled N/A N/A Robert Novotny
605-745-4107
rnovotny@fs.fed.us
Description: The placement of up to a maximum of 112 bee hives over three locations
Location: UNIT - Fall River Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Fall River. LEGAL - T 8 S, R 9 E BHM; That portion of Sections 22 andb 23 east of Road 7045, federal lands within Sections 24-36; T 9 S, R 9 E, BHM; Federal ground within Sections 1-4 East of Smithwick, SD
Nebraska National Forest, Pine Ridge Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pine Ridge Landscape Restoration Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
06/07/2014
Expected: 02/2015 03/2015 Paul Klug
406-752-6400
pklug@fs.fed.us
Description: The project is largely aimed at improving undesired conditions created by the 2006 Spotted Tail Fire and the 2012 West Ash Fire and reducing the threat of stand-replacing wildfires in those few areas not impacted by those large wildfires.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44517
Location: UNIT - Pine Ridge Ranger District. STATE - Nebraska. COUNTY - Dawes. LEGAL - Not Applicable National Forest System Lands in Dawes County between Crawford and Chadron Nebraska.
Sand Creek Russian Olive Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 11/12/2014
12/2014 Phillip Dobesh
308-432-0383
pdobesh@fs.fed.us
Description: Russian olive will be removed mechanically or by hand. All cut trees will be piled and burned.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=43833
Location: UNIT - Pine Ridge Ranger District. STATE - Nebraska. COUNTY - Dawes, Sioux. LEGAL - SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN DAWES & SIOUX COUNTIES T. 33N, R. 53W Sec. 17, 20, & 25 T. 33N, R. 52W Sec. 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, & 34 Oglala National Grassland
West Ash Fire Reforestation Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
- Land management planning
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/12/2014
Expected: 09/2014 09/2014 John Lee
308-432-0384
johnklee@fs.fed.us
Description: The reforestation and site prep work on 1873 acres on the Pine Ridge RD within the West Ash Fire 2012
Location: UNIT - Pine Ridge Ranger District. STATE - Nebraska. COUNTY - Dawes. LEGAL - T31N,R49W,Sec 8,9,13; T32N, R49W, Sec 13,23,24,26,35; T31N, R50W, Sec 28,33,34; 6th Prin Meridian; Dawes County Burned forested areas with the West Ash Fire on Pine Ridge RD
Nebraska National Forest, Wall Ranger District R2 - Rocky Mountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Kelly Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management Analysis Completed Expected: 10/2014
Actual: 11/04/2014
01/2015 Cindy Hockelberg
605-673-9238
chockelberg@fs.fed.us
Description: The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to convey 632.95 acres to Don Kelly in exchange for 666.89 acres of private land. The private lands are located in Badlands National Park and would be conveyed to the USA, National Park Service.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42776
Location: UNIT - Wall Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Pennington. LEGAL - T1S,R16E, Sec. 6&31; T2S, R15E, Sec. 1,2, 12. Near Badlands National Park.
Wall Prescribe Burn Complex
CE
- Fuels management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
02/14/2014
Expected: 12/2014 01/2015 Randall Griebel
605-279-2125
rgriebel@fs.fed.us
Description: The purpose of this project is to use fire to create a vegetative disturbance in an area that has not been burned in 30 years to increase vegetative and habitat diversity, while decreasing flammability and the potential for unnatural fire effects.
Location: UNIT - Wall Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Jackson, Pennington. LEGAL - Not Applicable Wall Ranger District, Pennington and Jackson Counties, South Dakota
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