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, 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
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 Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 07/06/2017
10/2017 Kendall Nelson
435-425-9530
kfnelson@fs.fed.us
Description: The Fishlake National Forest is proposing stand improvements or wildlife habitat improvements designed to remove undesirable conifer cover from encroached habitats.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51778
Location: UNIT - Fishlake National Forest All Units. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver, Millard, Piute, Sevier, Wayne. LEGAL - Not Applicable Project is located across approximately 75,000 acres of the Fishlake National Forest, and the old Teasdale Ranger District 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
Beaver City Hydro Plant #3
CE
- Special use management In Progress
Scoping Start
06/07/2017
Expected: 07/2017 08/2017 Kathleen Johnson
435-896-1031
kathyjohnson@fs.fed.us
Description: Reconstruct the existing 20ft X 20ft hydro Plant #3 building to approximately 35ft X 20ft and upgrade the current generator to a Pelton Generator.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51916
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - Not Applicable Proposed action is on the Beaver Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest located approximately 8.5 miles up Beaver Canyon, along the Beaver River.
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
North Fork of North Creek Fish Barrier
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
02/22/2017
Expected: 06/2017 08/2017 James Whelan
435-896-1061
jwhelan@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a fish barrier to improve the security of an existing native Bonneville cutthroat trout (BCT) population. The fish barrier is proposed for construction on the lower end of the North Fork of North Creek.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51125
Location: UNIT - Beaver Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Beaver. LEGAL - Not Applicable Located within the North Fork of North Creek drainage. Township 28s, Range 6W, Section 29
Fishlake National Forest, Fremont River Ranger District R4 - Intermountain Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Bowery Haven Resort Expansion Project
EA

   *UPDATED*
- Special use management Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 08/15/2017,
08/15/2017
09/2017 Cody Clark
435-896-1023
cclark@fs.fed.us
Description: Expand Bowery Haven Resort facilities to meet demonstrated public need. Proposed expansion includes new construction or expansion to the following: employee housing, laundry building, picnic pavilion, cafe, general store, RV park and water pipeline.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51695
Location: UNIT - Fremont River Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable The proposed expansion project is located along Utah State Route 25 at the northwest end of Fish lake in south-central Sevier County, Utah. It is located in Section 9, Township 26S, Range 2E.
Crater Vegetation Treatment Project
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Forest products
In Progress
Scoping Start
05/25/2017
Expected: 09/2017 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.
Sufco 2017 Geophysical Survey Project
CE

   *UPDATED*
- Minerals and Geology Analysis Completed Expected: 08/2017
Actual: 08/16/2017
09/2017 Rob Hamilton
435-896-1022
rhamilton@fs.fed.us
Description: The Richfield District Ranger is evaluating a proposal from Canyon Fuel Company LLC, Sufco Mine, to conduct a high resolution seismic reflection survey to identify potential faulting adjacent to the current Sufco underground mine operations.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52016
Location: UNIT - Richfield Ranger District. STATE - Utah. COUNTY - Sevier. LEGAL - Not Applicable The seismic line would be located in the West half of the South West quarter of Sec. 14 and the South half of Sec. 15, T.21S. R.4E. immediately adjacent to the Sufco Mine federal coal lease.
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