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, 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
01/2015
Expected: 03/2015 05/2015 Christopher Wehrli
303-275-5107
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 Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 07/02/2015
11/2015 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
Blacktail Creek Land Exchange
CE
- Land ownership management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/07/2015
Expected: 03/2016 07/2016 Cindy Hockelberg
970-884-1418
chockelberg@fs.fed.us
Description: A proposed land exchange between the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and White Ranch near Oelrichs, South Dakota. The purpose of the land exchange is to consolidate landownerships.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46758
Location: UNIT - Fall River Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Fall River. LEGAL - Black Hills Meridian; 10S, R9E, portions of Secs 18, 17, and 19; T11S, R9E, Sec 18; T11S, R8E, portions of sec 1, 10, 11; T10S, R8E, portions of Secs 36, 27. East of Olerichs South Dakota
Cheyenne River 3D Seismic Project
CE
- Minerals and Geology Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
05/2015
Expected: 07/2015 08/2015 Kelly Stover
605-745-4107
kstover@fs.fed.us
Description: Breckenridge Geophysical Inc. will conduct seismic survey utilizing vibroseis on the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands.
Location: UNIT - Fall River Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Fall River. LEGAL - T7S, R1E, Sec 31, 32 and T8S, R1E, Sec 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30 Approximately 12 miles west of Edgemont, SD along the Wyoming State Line.
Litzel Ranch LLC Stock Water Pipeline Special Use Permit Modification
CE
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 05/2015
Actual: 06/08/2015
07/2015 Robert Novotny
605-745-4107
rnovotny@fs.fed.us
Description: Modification of the current Litzel Ranch LLC stock water pipeline Special Use Permit to allow the installation of 1 mile of additional pipeline which would move water over federal land between two parcels of private land.
Location: UNIT - Fall River Ranger District. STATE - South Dakota. COUNTY - Fall River. LEGAL - Sec 35: SW1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SE1/4, Sec 36: S1/2S1/2, T 8 S, R 1 E; Sec 31: S1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4; T 8 S, R 2 E; Sec 2:NE1/4NW1/4, NW1/4NE1/4, T 9 S, R 1 E; Sec 6: N1/2NE1/4, T 9 S, R 2 E; All BHM. Approximately 7 miles west of Edgemont, 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 Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
03/2015
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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