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.

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- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District
- Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District


R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Energy Gateway South 500 kV Powerline (EGS)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
04/01/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
08/2014
Expected: 03/2015 01/2020 Charles Call
435-865-3730
ckcall@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposed 500 kV transmission line is designed to deliver power to Rocky Mountain Power utility costumers in Utah and the intermountain west. Generation sources are located in central Wyoming.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42534
Location: UNIT - Duchesne Ranger District, Pine Valley Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District, Richfield Ranger District, Price Ranger District, Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project initiates in central Wyoming and crosses public, private, and state lands in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Project terminates at the Mona substation in central Utah.
Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
DEIS NOA in Federal Register
02/18/2011
Est. FEIS NOA in Federal Register
07/2013
Expected: 12/2014 03/2018 Charles Call
435-865-3730
ckcall@fs.fed.us
Description: This proposed 600 kV direct current transmission line is designed to carry renewable energy (primarily wind power) from generation sources in central Wyoming to markets in in the pacific southwest.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42526
Location: UNIT - Roosevelt Ranger District, Pine Valley Ranger District, Fillmore Ranger District, Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District, Heber-Kamas Ranger District, Spanish Fork Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Iron, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Uintah, Wasatch, Weber. LEGAL - Not Applicable This project initiates in central Wyoming and crosses public, private, and state lands in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada.
Fishlake National Forest, Beaver Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Jim and Iver #1 and 2 Mining Claims Plan of Operations
EA
- Minerals and Geology On Hold N/A N/A Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: In accordance with mining law the Fishlake National Forest is preparing an EA to evaluate the potential effects of mining the Jim and Iver claims as described in the plan of ops. This include reopening a collapsed adit and taking geologic samples.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42108
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute. LEGAL - T27S R 5W Sec 25 Upper Beaver Creek, Piute County
South Fork of North Creek Fish Barriers
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
04/27/2015
Expected: 05/2015 06/2015 James Whelan
435-896-1061
jwhelan@fs.fed.us
Description: The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is proposing to construct 2 fish barriers as part of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout restoration efforts utilizing natural materials. The FS and DWR are working together to implement conservation of native trout.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=46855
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of the town of North Creek in Beaver County Utah. Barriers will be constructed on National Forest System lands near the South Fork of North Creek Trialhead, Forest Trail 062.
Fishlake National Forest, Fillmore Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Pahvant Fuels Reduction Project
EA
- Fuels management Analysis Completed Expected: 06/2016
Actual: 07/19/2016
09/2016 Douglas Robison
435-896-8404
dlrobison@fs.fed.us
Description: fuels reduction project see attached documents
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48923
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. LEGAL - Not Applicable East of the I-15 corridor between the communities of Fillmore and Holden, Utah.
Turner Timber SNOTEL
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
04/08/2016
Expected: 06/2016 07/2016 Douglas Robison
435-896-1019
dlrobison@fs.fed.us
Description: The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is proposing to install a SNOTEL weather station in the headwaters of Chalk Creek for the purpose of monitoring snow depth, snow water equivalent data, precipitation, temperature, etc.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49297
Location: UNIT - Fillmore Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Millard. LEGAL - T21S R4W S35 SLBM Headwaters of Chalk Creek north of Forest Road 865 between Turner Wash on the south and Mason Gulch on the north.
Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fish Lake Resorts Lakeside Expansion Project
EA
- Special use management In Progress
Comment Period
06/16/2016
Expected: 11/2016 08/2017 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: As part of a Fish Lake Resorts llc. master development plan, the permit holder has proposed to upgrade an existing lodge into a two story "eight-plex", expand the existing RV parking area and add a small external outbuilding for equipment storage.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49685
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable The southwest lake side end of Fish Lake, which can be accessed by Utah State Route 25.
Fishlake Basin Undergound Powerline
CE
- Special use management On Hold N/A N/A Cody Clark
435-836-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: Amend Garkane Power Special Use permit to remove 2,470 feet of overhead powerline and replace with 380 feet of buried line
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42551
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable NW 1/4,Section 19, T26S, R2E
Mytoge-Tidwell Sage Grouse Habitat Improvement Project
CE

   *NEW LISTING*
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
06/27/2016
Expected: 02/2017 07/2017 Joanne Stenten
435-425-9525
jstenten@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District is proposing to reduce conifer canopy cover within sage-grouse seasonal and lek sagebrush habitat.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49972
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable Mytoge Mountain to Tidwell Slopes area along the Fishlake NF boundary and Highway 72. The legal description of the analysis area includes all or portions of T25S, R3-4; T26S, R1-4E; and T27S, R3-4E.
Pole Canyon
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) On Hold N/A N/A Terrance Holsclaw
435-896-1020
tholsclaw@fs.fed.us
Description: Promote aspen regeneration. Thin and salvage conifers.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=28488
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T26S R2E S 13,14,15 and T26S R3E S18 Half mile from Fish Lake approximately 10 miles north of Loa, UT
UM Creek Access Management Project
EA
- Road management
- Recreation management
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
In Progress
Scoping Start
10/14/2014
Est. Comment Period
05/2016
Expected: 05/2020 05/2020 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: Move TR 2043 out of riparian area: decommission 0.4 mi FR043 and TR 2043, install 3 bridges, culvert and vehicle barriers; convert 0.6 mi TR 2043 to non-motorized; add 1.3 mi newly rerouted FR043.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=35786
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - T24S, R3E, and Sections 17, 20, 29, 32 and 33 SLB&M UM Creek drainage, Black Flat crossing
Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Koosharem, Rock Springs, Dry Lake and Hunts Lake Allotments Livestock Grazing Authorization
EA
- Grazing management In Progress
Comment Period
12/30/2015
Expected: 12/2019 05/2020 Jason Kling
435-896-1080
jkling@fs.fed.us
Description: The U.S. Forest Service, Fishlake National Forest, Richfield Ranger District, is proposing to reauthorize livestock grazing on the Koosharem, Rock Springs, Dry Lake, and Hunts Lake Allotments.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48505
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute, Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable These allotments are located in Sevier and Piute Counties covering multiple sections in Ranges 1, 2, 2 ½, and 3 West and Townships 26, 27, and 28 South.
Pine Canyon to Koosharem Creek Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Land management planning Analysis Completed Expected: 07/2016
Actual: 07/14/2016
05/2017 Kelly Cornwall
435-896-2326
kcornwall@fs.fed.us
Description: Small diameter encroaching Pinyon and Juniper removal on 3,503 acres using non-commercial tree cutting, followed by seeding newly exposed ground with native brush, grasses and forbs
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49453
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Piute, Sevier. LEGAL - Multiple sections in Ranges 1 and 2 West and in Townships 26, 27, and 28 South Near the small communities of Koosharem and Greenwich on the east side of Monroe Mountain. covering multiple map sections of Ranges 1 and 2 West and in Townships 26, 27 and 28 South.
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