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):
- R4 - Intermountain Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Fishlake National Forest, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest)
- Fishlake National Forest, Beaver 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
South Fork Lease Modification Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Comment Period
09/07/2017
Expected: 03/2018 04/2018 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: The BLM and U.S. Forest Service are preparing an environmental assessment to analyze the impacts of a request by Canyon Fuel Company, LLC to modify the lease boundaries for federal coal leases UTU-84102(Greens Hollow)and U-63214(Quitchupah).
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52474
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District, Ferron Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable 790 Acre Lease Modification in portions of: Sec. 11, T21S, R4E; Sec. 14, T21S R4E; Sec. 15, T21S R4E; Sec. 22, T21S, R4E; Sec. 23, T21S, R4E; Sec. 23, T21S, R4E.
Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)
EIS
- Special use management In Progress
FEIS NOA in Federal Register
01/13/2017
Expected: 05/2017 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, Forestwide (excluding Projects occurring in more than one Forest) R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Fishlake National Forest & Boulder Mountain Pinyon-Juniper Project
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) In Progress
Scoping Start
09/07/2017
Est. Comment Period
01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 11/2018 Kendall Nelson
(435) 836-2811
kfnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: Pinyon-juniper removal on the Fishlake National Forest to improve and maintain sage-steppe, grassland, oak, and open woodland cover. Treatments include hand-cutting, mechanical and prescribed burning to address encroachment.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52471
Location: UNIT - Fishlake National Forest All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Garfield, Juab, Millard, Piute, Sanpete, Sevier, Wayne. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project location occurs on the Beaver, Fillmore, Fremont River, and Richfield Ranger Districts of the Fishlake National Forest and the Boulder Mountain portion of the Dixie National Forest.
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
North Fork North Creek Mineral Material Pit Management Plan
CE
- Minerals and Geology In Progress
Scoping Start
05/10/2017
Expected: 08/2017 09/2017 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Beaver District Ranger is proposing to implement a pit management plan for the North Fork of North Creek Mineral Material Pit, which will define future development, production, and reclamation in order to respond to requests for permits.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51818
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - Not Applicable The existing Pit is approximately three miles due west of Mount Baldy along the North Fork of North Creek. It is in the SW 1/4 of Section 1 T28S R5W SLBM
South Beaver Vegetation Management Project
EA

   *NEW LISTING*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Forest products
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
10/05/2017
Expected: 04/2018 06/2018 Andrew Orlemann
435-896-1035
aorlemann@fs.fed.us
Description: The Beaver Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest is preparing an environmental assessment to analyze the potential effects of thinning and burning within the 42,900 acre South Beaver project area.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52632
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - Not Applicable The project is located in the south east corner of the Beaver Ranger District. It is boarded to the north by SR-153 and to the south and west by BLM intermixed with private parcels and state sections.
Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Crater Vegetation Treatment Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
Analysis Completed Expected: 09/2017
Actual: 10/18/2017
06/2018 Nicholas Mustoe
435-896-1058
nmustoe@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fremont River Ranger District is proposing timber stand improvement treatments and salvage of dead and/or dying trees to reduce undesirable species, improve species diversity, and maximize successful reforestation.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51890
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Mytoge Mountain area approx. 0.7 miles East of Fish Lake and approx. 10 miles from Loa, Utah. The legal description includes portions of sections 13,14,15 of T26S R2E.
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
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
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.
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